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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 32

    WILLIAM ROBERTSON (SCOTTISH, FL. 1727-1783)

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    WILLIAM ROBERTSON (SCOTTISH, FL. 1727-1783)
    Portrait of David, 5th Baron Falconer of Haulkertoun (1681-1751), half-length, in a breast-plate and red embroidered coat, in a feigned oval and Portrait of Lady Catherine Margaret Keith (c.1690-1762), half-length, in a blue embroidered dress and pink wrap, in a feigned oval
    each with inscribed numerals '10' and '19' (lower left); and with identifying inscriptions (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.) (2)


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    David, 5th Baron Falconer married the eldest daughter of William, 2nd Earl of Kintore (d.1718), in 1703. Haulkertoun, is an estate in Kincardineshire held by the Falconer family from the beginning of the 13th century and gave them their baronial designation from 1647 when ennobled by King Charles I. The Falconers' name, as the name of Haulkertoun also suggests, indicated the family's early services as falconers or hawkers to the King. The grandson of Lord David Falconer, portrayed here, succeeded to the title and estates of Kintore on the death of the 10th Earl Marischal in 1778.

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