Half-length portrait of John Maitland, 1st Duke of Lauderdale (1616-1682) is depicted facing the viewer, head slightly turned to the right wearing a white lace collar, blue and gold brocade jacket trimmed in red over a white shirt.

Lauderdale was a supported of Charles II and his Secretary for Scotland. In 1664, he had just emerged from an attempt by his enemies to destroy his power.


A.Staal; Private Collector

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