James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, 1589 - 1625. Statesman
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James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, 1589 - 1625. Statesman 1622
  • Scottish Art
James Hamilton, 2nd Marquess of Hamilton, was a noblemen who followed James VI to London when he became James I of England and settled there, leaving his wife in Scotland to run his estates. A collector of Italian paintings and an elegant dancer much in demand at Court masques, Hamilton was a close friend and adviser of the King, who made him Lord Steward of the Royal Household. This picture is one of several copies of the original painted by Daniel Mytens.

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  • Acc. No. PG 1056
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 206.40 x 129.50 cm (framed: 355.60 x 238.76 cm x ?)
  • Credit Bequeathed by Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921