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  • Simon Verelst
Robert Kerr, 1st Marquess of Lothian, 1636 - 1703. Statesman About 1678


  • Scottish Art
This image of Robert Kerr has a sensuous beauty. The sitter's face, framed by a flowing wig and beautifully painted fabrics, is tilted to one side as he gazes side-long out of the canvas with a melancholy expression. The portrait was painted during one of his business trips to London, by the Dutch artist Simon Verelst, who was best known for his still lifes of fruit and flowers. Kerr was an enthusiastic supporter of William of Orange and held high office during the reign of William and Mary.

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Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.

Still life


  • Acc. No. PG 1410
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 74.90 x 63.50 cm (framed: 107.5 x 91.5 x 8.00 cm)
  • Credit Bequeathed by the Marquess of Lothian 1941