Portrait of Charles, Third Duke of Queensberry by Thomas Hudson

Portrait of Charles, Third Duke of Queensberry (1698-1778) was appointed Privy Councillor by George I, and Admiral of Scotland by George II.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
137 x 101 cm
Art Fund grant:
£256 ( Total: £273)
Acquired in:
1969
Vendor:
Christie's

The Duke quarrelled with George II over the refusal of a licence for Gay's 'Polly' and relinquished his appointments. However, he returned as Privy Councillor under George III and was appointed Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland.

Provenance

Sir John Whitmore, Essex.

Venue details

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

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