John Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale by Sir Peter Lely

John Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (1626-1697) can be considered as one of the great moderate leaders of the restoration period.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
128 x 102 cm
Acquired in:
1974
Vendor:
Sotheby's

He was a supporter of the revolution of 1688 and appointed Chancellor of Scotland in 1692. As High Commissioner he ordered the inquiry into the Glencoe massacre of 1695.

Provenance

By descent in the Tweeddale family; Peter Morris.

Venue details

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

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