James, 1st Duke of Hamilton by Daniel Mytens the Elder

Depicts James, 1st Duke of Hamilton, and 3rd Marquess at the age of 23 when he moved to London.

Details

Category:
Portrait
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 221 x 140 cm
Art Fund grant:
£70,000 ( Total: £440,000)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
Hamilton & Kinneil Estates

Full-length, dressed in a silver-grey suit. A courtier, an inept diplomat and soldier, his support for Charles I led to his execution in 1649. Signed and dated: D Mijtens.

Provenance

Family collection since painted.

Venue details

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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