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    fine late 17th century oil portrait painting of david 2nd.earl wemyss wearing his full suit of armour & circle of artist david scougall in period carved wooden gilt frame h54 x w44 inches

    Antique FINE LATE 17TH CENTURY OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING OF DAVID 2nd.EARL WEMYSS WEARING HIS FULL SUIT OF ARMOUR & CIRCLE OF ARTIST DAVID SCOUGALL IN PERIOD CARVED WOODEN GILT FRAME H54 X W44 INCHES
    • Antique FINE LATE 17TH CENTURY OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING OF DAVID 2nd.EARL WEMYSS WEARING HIS FULL SUIT OF ARMOUR & CIRCLE OF ARTIST DAVID SCOUGALL IN PERIOD CARVED WOODEN GILT FRAME H54 X W44 INCHES
    • Antique FINE LATE 17TH CENTURY OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING OF DAVID 2nd.EARL WEMYSS WEARING HIS FULL SUIT OF ARMOUR & CIRCLE OF ARTIST DAVID SCOUGALL IN PERIOD CARVED WOODEN GILT FRAME H54 X W44 INCHES
    • Antique FINE LATE 17TH CENTURY OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING OF DAVID 2nd.EARL WEMYSS WEARING HIS FULL SUIT OF ARMOUR & CIRCLE OF ARTIST DAVID SCOUGALL IN PERIOD CARVED WOODEN GILT FRAME H54 X W44 INCHES
    • Antique FINE LATE 17TH CENTURY OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING OF DAVID 2nd.EARL WEMYSS WEARING HIS FULL SUIT OF ARMOUR & CIRCLE OF ARTIST DAVID SCOUGALL IN PERIOD CARVED WOODEN GILT FRAME H54 X W44 INCHES
    • Antique FINE LATE 17TH CENTURY OIL PORTRAIT PAINTING OF DAVID 2nd.EARL WEMYSS WEARING HIS FULL SUIT OF ARMOUR & CIRCLE OF ARTIST DAVID SCOUGALL IN PERIOD CARVED WOODEN GILT FRAME H54 X W44 INCHES

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    A fine three quarter late 17th century oil portrait on canvas presented in a period carved wooden gilded frame.

     
    SITTER
    DAVID 2ND EART WEMYSS wears his full suit of gleaming armour almost tailored to his substantial size,a weightly looking gentleman of distinction and standing.
     
    ABOUT DAVID 2nd EARL WEMYSS
     
    David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss (6 September 1610 – July 1679) was an army officer.
     
    Only son of John Wemyss, 1st Earl of Wemyss and Jean Gray (d. 1640), daughter of Lord Gray.
     
    As Lord Elcho, a title he held between 1633 and 1649, he commanded a regiment of Fife infantry in the Scottish army which reached Newcastle upon Tyne in August 1640.
    On 1 September 1644, at the head of about 6000 men, he was routed by Montrose at Tippermuir, and in August 1645, as supernumerary commander to Lieutenant-General William Baillie, again suffered defeat by Montrose's forces at Kilsyth.
     
    He married three times:
     
    (July 1625) Anna (d. 1649), daughter of Robert Balfour, 2nd Lord Balfour of Burleigh;
    (April 1650) Helenor (d. 1652), daughter of John Fleming, 2nd Earl of Wigtown;
    (13 January 1653) Margaret (d. 1688), daughter of John Leslie, 6th Earl of Rothes, and widow of Francis Scott, 2nd Earl of Buccleuch; one daughter, Margaret, the only child to outlive her father.
     
    He died in 1679 at Wemyss Castle in Fife, whose estate he had done much to develop.
     
     
    ABOUT THE ARTIST DAVID SCOUGALL
    David Scougall (Scottish, active 1661 - 1677)
    David Scougall may have studied with John Michael Wright, whose work he certainly copied, but very little is known about this portrait painter aside from the works signed by or attributed to him and a few surviving accounts. His clients included some of the most powerful people in Scotland, for example, Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyll, whose daughter Scougal also painted in 1654. His son or nephew, John Scougal, was also a portrait painter and some of his early works may have been confused with those of the older artist.
     
    CONDITION
    Very good condition indeed after completion of full professional restoration to a high standard.
    Signs of an old reline still all good and having had replacement stretchers many years ago.
    Painted surfaces are all fine and colours are still vibrant and sharp after clean and light re-varnish.
    All works carried out by experts in their field.
     
    MEASUREMENTS(Including Frame)
    Height 54 Inches
    Width 44 Inches
     
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    HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK 10AM-10PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
     
    DELIVERY UK MAINLAND & WORLDWIDE
    QUOTES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
     
    OUR REF 0528 * A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE OF PORTRAITURE

    Materials:
    OIL ON CANVAS
    Width (cm):
    112
    Height (cm):
    137
    Depth (cm):
    5

    MANSION HOUSE ANTIQUES & FINE ART

    Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art are based in the East Midlands Leicestershire and have over 25 years experience in the antiques trade. We specialise in quality Fine Art from the 17th,18th & 19th Century,in particular oil portraits. Viewing is by prior arrangement and we can deliver throughout the UK mainland as well as undertaking International Shipping orders. The Business Hours are 10am-10pm 7 Days a Week,allowing flexible times to suit all enquiries. Please do not hesitate to contact us without obligation to discuss your requirements and items advertised for sale. WE ACCEPT A VARIETY OF PAYMENT METHODS: * PAY-PAL * BANK TRANSFERS / Via Pay-Pal System * INTERNATIONAL BANK TRANSFERS: Request our Bank Details to send us funds. * TELEPHONE: O7765 856171 * Available 7 Days a Week 10am-10pm. * WEB: WWW.MANSIONHOUSEANTIQUES.CO.UK * EMAIL US AT: ENQUIRIES@MANSIONHOUSEANTIQUES.CO.UK

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