18 March 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
CIRCLE OF GEORGE JAMESONE (SCOTTISH, C.1589-1644)
Portrait of a George Keith, 5th Earl Marischal (1553-1623), bust-length, in a red doublet and lace ruff
with inscribed numerals '64' (lower left)
oil on canvas
24 x 18¼ in. (61 x 46.4 cm.)
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George, 5th Earl Marischal, was a key figure in negotiating the marriage of King James VI of Scotland to Anne of Denmark. He founded Marischal College in Aberdeen in 1593 and was appointed Royal Commissioner to the Parliament of Scotland in 1609.
The present portrait has traditionally been mis-identified as Sir John Stewart, 1st Earl of Traquair (c.1599-1659).
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The Prayer's Room, Keith Hall, Aberdeenshire.