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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 68

    SCOTTISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    SCOTTISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750
    Portrait of the Hon. James Erskine, Lord Grange (c.1679-1754), bust length in a brown and blue wrap and white stock, in a feigned oval
    with inscribed numeral '52' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 24¾ in. (76 x 63 cm.)


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    James Erskine, Lord Grange, was a judge and politician and became a member of the Faculty of Advocates in 1705 and raised to the bench the following year, taking the title of Lord Grange. During the 1740s he became involved with the Jacobite rebellion and was said to have commented to the Pretender in June of 1745 'there never was and never can be such a favourable opportunity to attempt your Majesty's restoration'.

    Lord Grange was the father of Mary Erskine (d.1772), wife of John, 3rd Earl of Kintore .

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