John 1st Marquess of Tweeddale and his family by Sir John Baptiste de Medina

Family group portrait with a total of 16 likenessess depicted and 2 cherubs in the top left hand corner.


Oil on canvas
139 x 182 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £100,000)
Acquired in:
Private vendor

Two of the figures in the front are three quarter length.


Commissioned by John, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale; at Pinkie House to mid-18th century; moved to Yester House by 1778; sold with Yester House to Derek Parker by 1988; Christie's 1989; private owner.

Venue details

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200

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