About this artwork

This portrait was painted in 1667, the year that Rothes became Lord Chancellor of Scotland. An unwavering supporter of Charles II, Rothes was captured by Cromwell at the battle of Worcester in 1651 and imprisoned in the Tower of London. His loyalty was rewarded on the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, after which he held a series of high offices of government. Rothes had a reputation for indulging in all the pleasures of life, including wine and women and he denied himself nothing 'that might maintain his greatness, or gratify his appetites’.

  • title:
    John Leslie, 7th Earl and 1st Duke of Rothes, 1630 - 1681. Lord Chancellor
  • accession number:
    PG 860
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1667
  • measurements:
    126.00 x 102.00 cm (framed: 132.70 x 109.50 x 4.80 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1916

L. Schuneman

L. Schuneman