Unknown Scottish Artist.
Oil on board, oval 30 x 24 ins.
Pink doublet, silver buttons, black jerkin with gold buttons, gold sword hilt, blue-grey eyes, brown hair background shadowed.
Legend corrected to 5th Earl.
Cleaned etc Michael Leslie, 1994.
Eldest son of George, 4th Earl’s 3rd marriage to Agnes Somerville. Succeeded his father as 5th Earl 1558. His elder half-brothers, Norman and William forfeited their rights having been implicated in the murder of Cardinal Beaton, 1546. He died 1611 and was succeeded by his grandson, John, the only surviving son of James, Master of Rothes, eldest son of his first wife, Grizel Hamilton, who died before his father. He married 1st. Grizel Hamilton, dau. of Sir James Hamilton of Finnart, they had 3 sons and 2 daughters; 2nd Jean Ruthven, dau. of Patrick Lord Ruthven, they had 2 daughters; 3rd Janet Durie, dau. of David Durie of that Ilk, they had 3 sons and 2 daughters. (See also Miniatures M5)