P41: John, Duke of Rothes

By L. Schunemann. Oil on canvas 48 x 39 ins. Companion portrait to his wife Anne (P26) by the same artist. Not inscribed but undoubtedly the Duke in his robes as Lord High Chancellor of Scotland. Purchased from Sothebys 2004 on closure of Leslie House. Extensively restored and cleaned by James H. Barry 2004.

E7 & E7a. Lady Mary Leslie.

Lady Mary Leslie, portrait of a young girl with four lambs. Youngest child of John, 10th Earl of Rothes and his first wife, Hannah Howard. Taken from a portrait by Reynolds now in the possession of the Iveagh Trust which hangs at Kenwood House, North London. 9 1/2 x 11 1/2ins. A worn detail of […]

P28: Elizabeth Leslie

Unknown artist (circa 1650) Oil on canvas 28 x 24 ins. Portrait of Mrs Elizabeth Leslie, half length, wearing a grey dress with white underbodice and a pink indian shawl, set in a painted oval. Inscribed ‘LL Mrs Eliz Leslie, daughter of Sir John Leslie of Newton, married to the Laird of Grange.’

E9 & E22. Duke of Rothes.

John, 7th Earl and Duke of Rothes. 6 x 7ins. Inscribed as ‘from the original of Sir P. Lely in the collection of the Earl of Rothes. Drawn by W. Hilton R.A. & Engraved with permission by C. Peart.’ The portrait by Sir P. Lely of the Earl is unlike this illustration which was almost […]

P30: Hon: Charles Leslie

By William Aikman Oil on canvas. 50 x 40 ins. Three quarter length in green gold-embroidered suit. The Hon: Charles Leslie was the 2nd son of John, 9th Earl of Rothes. Joined a Scottish regiment in the service of the States of Holland attaining the rank of Colonel. He died in London 1769.

P7: Hannah Howard, Countess of Rothes

Probably by Jeremiah Davison Oil on canvas, 48 x 39 ins. In Peeress’s robes, blue-green drape. Wrongly inscribed; ‘Hannah, Daughter/of John 2nd Marqs of Tweedale/Married to John, 9th Earl of Rothes.’ Hannah Howard was the daughter of Matthew Howard of Norfolk, who married John, 10th Earl of Rothes in 1741. They had 2 sons and […]

S84 Chafing Dish

A George lll Scottish silver chafing dish and cover, of circular form, ebony turned handle, knopped handle to cover, crested lid and interior. 23cm diam. Ker & Dempster, Edinburgh 1753. Believed to be a celebratory memento for the 10th Earl of Rothes on his investiture as a Knight of The Order of the Thistle 29 […]

S86 Sugar Bowl

A George lll sugar bowl by John Leslie, Aberdeen, c.1798. Threaded handle on to an oval base with threaded border and bright cut detail, cartouche with engraved initials, bright cut oval foot. Illustrated: James I.E., The Goldsmiths of Aberdeen,(pl.12) 1981. Ex Murray Collection.

SW4 Hunting Dirk

A small hunting sword or dirk once belonging to the 9th Earl of Rothes (1675-1722).The name ‘Rothes’ and the family crest are etched on to the blade which may have been cut down from a larger ceremonial sword. The blade dates from late 17th to early 18th century, the handle is a later addition.