John Dalrymple, 2nd Viscount and 1st Earl of Stair by Sir John Baptiste de Medina

John Dalrymple (1619-1695) was Joint Secretary of State in 1691 with the 1st Earl of Melville.


Oil on canvas
124.5 x 101 cm
Acquired in:
Trustees of Sir Mark Dalrymple's Trust

He was the eldest brother of Sir David Dalrymple. The portrait was porbably set in situ in the dining room at Newhailes shortly before James Norie painted the room an olive colour in 1739. Part of a grant for 4 portraits.


Dalrymple family, Newhailes, East Lothian.

Venue details

Newhailes Newhailes Road, MUSSELBURGH East Lothian EH21 6RY 0131 653 5599

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