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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 30

    WILLIAM ROBERTSON (SCOTTISH, FL. 1727-1783)

    Price Realised  

    WILLIAM ROBERTSON (SCOTTISH, FL. 1727-1783)
    Portrait of Alexander, Lord Falconer of Halkertoun (1595-1671), bust-length, in a black coat and a white ruff
    with indistinct inscription 'anno 1643 (?)/F.T. 69' (lower right) and inscribed numerals '13' lower left, and with identifying inscription (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76 x 63.5 cm.)


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    Alexander, 1st Baron Falconer of Halkertoun, was a judge appointed Lord of Session in 1639. He was created Lord Falconer on 20 December 1647 and made a Privy Councillor in 1661. The eldest son of Sir Alexander Falconer of Halkertoun, he descended from Ranulphus, appointed King's Falconer by King William I of Scotland, known as William the Lion (d.1214).
    It is likely that the present portrait was painted around 1730, as a posthumous depiction of the sitter.

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