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Alexander Henderson, c 1583 - 1646. Presbyterian divine and diplomatist About 1641


  • Scottish Art
Alexander Henderson was born in Creich, in Fife, and was one of the most important figures in the Church of Scotland in the early seventeenth century. He was one of the authors of the National Covenant, a document which pledged to maintain the 'true reformed religion' against the policies of Charles I. This serious and austere portrait by the king's court painter probably dates from 1641, when Henderson was in London negotiating with Charles I.


  • Acc. No. PG 2227
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 127.00 x 105.40 cm (framed: 137.50 x 115.00 x 5.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and the Pilgrim Trust 1974