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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 5

    CIRCLE OF DAVID SCOUGALL (SCOTTISH, FL. 1654-1672)

    Price Realised  

    CIRCLE OF DAVID SCOUGALL (SCOTTISH, FL. 1654-1672)
    Portrait of William Keith, 7th Earl Marischal (1610-1670/71), bust length, dressed in armour
    oil on canvas, oval
    26¾ x 20½ in. (68 x 52 cm.)


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    William Keith, 7th Earl Marishcal was appointed a Privy Councillor in 1641. An active Covenanter, he remained loyal to the cause, refusing to give up fugitives to the Marquess of Montrose who defected in support of King Charles I as the English Civil War developed. He was beseiged at Dunnottar Castle in 1645 and later imprisoned in the Tower of London. Following the Restoration, he was appointed Keeper of the Privy Seal of Scotland.

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