About this artwork

Lord Crawford was a leading covenanter, but one who hoped to moderate the policies of King Charles I. He carried the sceptre at King Charles II's Scottish Coronation in 1650 and, after the King's flight to Holland, was taken prisoner to London the following year. Lord Crawford holds the wand of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland, the office to which he was appointed in 1661. As Crawford refused to reject the Covenant he resigned his position two years later.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    John Lindsay, 17th Earl of Crawford, 1596 - 1678. Statesman
  • date created:
    Dated 1663
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    76.20 x 62.60 cm; Framed: 87.70 x 75.00 x 6.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1913
  • accession number:
    PG 817
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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