About this artwork

William Grant was brought up at Monymusk in Aberdeenshire and followed his father, Lord Cullen, into a career in the law. Grant was admitted as an advocate in 1722 and, in 1737, was appointed Solicitor-General for Scotland. He was the Member of Parliament for the Elgin Burghs and was a principal agent in the move to secure the abolition of heritable jurisdictions in Scotland. Three years after this portrait was painted William Grant became a Lord of Session in the Scottish courts, taking the title of Lord Prestongrange.

  • title:
    William Grant, Lord Prestongrange, about 1701 - 1764. Judge
  • accession number:
    PG 1509
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1751
  • measurements:
    76.30 x 63.80 cm (framed: 93.98 x 78.74 x 6.35 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1948

Allan Ramsay

Allan Ramsay