John Alexander

Mary Erskine, Countess of Kintore, 1714 - 1772. Wife of the 3rd Earl of Kintore

About this artwork

Mary, Countess of Kintore, was the eldest daughter of the famously troubled couple, Lord and Lady Grange. At the time this portrait was painted, Lady Grange had been kidnapped by her husband and imprisoned on the remote island of St Kilda. Mary, who had married the 3rd Earl in 1729, lived a more settled life at Keith Hall in Aberdeenshire. Her stylish, rather masculine, costume and powdered wig suggest she may be dressed for outdoor activity.

  • title:
    Mary Erskine, Countess of Kintore, 1714 - 1772. Wife of the 3rd Earl of Kintore
  • accession number:
    PGL 338
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1731
  • measurements:
    76.20 x 63.50 cm
  • credit line:
    On loan from the Kintore Trust
  • copyright:
    Reproduced courtesy of a private collection

John Alexander

John Alexander