David Scougall Archibald Campbell [MacCailein Mòr Gilleasbaig Fiar-shùileach], 1st Marquess of Argyll, 1598 - 1661. Statesman About 1661


Born 1625
Died 1685
Nationality Scottish

David Scougall may have studied with John Michael Wright, whose work he certainly copied, but very little is known about this portrait painter aside from the works signed by or attributed to him and a few surviving accounts. His clients included some of the most powerful people in Scotland, for example, Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyll, whose daughter Scougall also painted in 1654. His son, John Scougall (1657-1737), was also a portrait painter and some of his early works may have been confused with those of the older artist.


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