Rev. Henry Erskine, 1624 - 1696. Covenanting minister
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Rev. Henry Erskine, 1624 - 1696. Covenanting minister
  • Scottish Art
A minister and preacher of great power, Henry Erskine was summoned to appear before the Lord Advocate, Sir George Mackenzie, for preaching in conventicles - secret, open-air meetings disliked by the Episcopalian wing of the Church of Scotland. Following the order from the Lord Advocate to stop, Erskine replied: “I have my commission from Christ, and though I were within an hour of my death I durst not lay it down at the feet of any mortal man.” He was fined and sentenced to imprisonment on the Bass Rock.

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  • Acc. No. PG 1240
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 76.20 x 62.90 cm (framed: 93.34 x 81.28 x 6.50 cm)
  • Credit Given by the family of the late Walter Wardlaw 1934