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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 31

    WILLIAM ROBERTSON (SCOTTISH, FL. 1727-1783)

    Price Realised  

    WILLIAM ROBERTSON (SCOTTISH, FL. 1727-1783)
    Portrait of Sir David Falconer, Lord Newton (d.1685), half-length, in a black coat with a white collar
    with inscribed numeral '11' (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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    Sir David Falconer of Newton was President of the Court of Session 1682, as Lord Newton. He was the brother of Sir Alexander Falconer Bt., of Glenfarquhar, father of the 4th Baron Falconer.
    The commissary courts were established between 1564 and 1566 in Scotland after the collapse of the ecclesiastical or 'consistorial' courts during the Scottish Reformation of 1560.
    It is likely that the present portrait was painted around 1730 as a posthumous depiction of the sitter and is probably after an original by George Jamesome.

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