John Michael Wright

William Cunningham, 8th Earl of Glencairn, c 1610 - 1664. Lord Chancellor of Scotland

About this artwork

An active Covenanter, Glencairn nonetheless led a rebellion against the Cromwellian occupation of Scotland and after the Restoration was made Lord Chancellor. The painter, one of the most distinctive in British art of the seventeenth century, was trained by George Jamesone in Edinburgh. He later travelled to Rome and worked as antiquary to the Archduke Leopold in the Low Countries.

John Michael Wright

John Michael Wright