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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 16


    Price Realised  


    Portrait of George Keith, 10th Earl Marischal (1692-1778), small-full-length, dressed in armour, with a battle scene and Dunnottar castle beyond
    oil on copper
    24¼ x 12½ in. (43.8 x 31.8 cm.)

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    Both of these works are after the picture in the National Portrait Gallery, London, attributed to Placido Costanzi (1702-1759). The shield and helmet in the foreground bear the motto of the Keith clan -Veritas Vincit meaning 'Truth Conquers'. The castle in the background is that of Dunnottar, Aberdeenshire, and the groomsman is possibly Ibraham, a member of Marischal's retinue.

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    J. Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, London, 1977, p.182.