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P5: John, 7th Earl & Duke of Rothes (c.1630 - 1681)



By John Michael Wright.
Oil on canvas 50 x 40 ins.
Black armour, brown lance, white sash, cravat and plume, servant in the background in blue, horse with red saddlecloth.
Inscribed: 'John Duke of Rothes/Lord High Treasurer, Lord Keeper/of the Great Seal + afterwards Lord High Chancellor of Scotland + c.'
Engraving incorrectly states as by Lely.(see E9,E22)
Literature: 'Greenwich Armour in the portraits of John Michael Wright by Guy Wilson, Connoisseur, Feb 1575.
Exhibited: Summer 1982 Scottish National Portrait Gallery 'John Michael Wright - The King's Painter' (illus. cat.pp 71)
October 1989 together with Duchess (P4). Scottish National Portrait Gallery ' Patrons and Painters, Art in Scotland 1650-1760'.
John only son of John, 6th Earl (Min. M6) and his wife Lady Anne Erskine succeeded his father 1641, aged 11. In 1648 he married Lady Anne Lindsay, dau. of The Earl of Crawford and Lindsay. They had 2 daughters.
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