William Grant, Lord Prestongrange, about 1701 - 1764. Judge
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William Grant, Lord Prestongrange, about 1701 - 1764. Judge 1751
  • Scottish Art
William Grant was brought up at Monymusk in Aberdeenshire and followed his father, Lord Cullen, into a career in the law. Grant was admitted as an advocate in 1722 and, in 1737, was appointed Solicitor-General for Scotland. He was the Member of Parliament for the Elgin Burghs and was a principal agent in the move to secure the abolition of heritable jurisdictions in Scotland. Three years after this portrait was painted William Grant became a Lord of Session in the Scottish courts, taking the title of Lord Prestongrange.

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  • Acc. No. PG 1509
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 76.30 x 63.80 cm (framed: 93.98 x 78.74 x 6.35 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1948