About this artwork

Montrose was one of the most romantic figures in seventeenth century Scotland, a poet and as well as a dashing general of Charles I. In 1644 he raised the Highland clans for the King and won a series of victories but was defeated at Philiphaugh, near Selkirk. He fled to the continent but returned after the execution of Charles I. He was captured at the battle of Carbisdale and hung and quartered in the Grassmarket of Edinburgh.

Sir Anthony van Dyck

Sir Anthony van Dyck