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Margaret Graham, Lady Napier, d. c 1626. Sister of 1st Marquess of Montrose and wife of 1st Lord Napier
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Margaret Graham, Lady Napier, d. c 1626. Sister of 1st Marquess of Montrose and wife of 1st Lord Napier 1626

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This portrait of Lady Napier shows she had the same regular features and striking looks as her famous brother, the Marquis of Montrose. Her gown is enriched with embroidery and lace and she wears elaborate jewellery including a delicate diamond and pearl ornament of a pelican feeding her young pinned to her collar. She died young, shortly after this portrait was painted. Her husband, Sir Archibald Napier, described her as 'a woman religious, chaste and beautiful, and my chief joy in the world'.

Details

  • Acc. No. PG 2608
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 109.30 x 81.00 cm (framed: 129.00 x 101.00 x 9.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1984