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James Graham, Later 5th Marquis of Montrose, General of the Covenant (1636–1639)

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This unusual painting apparently hung for many years in 'The Covenanters Arms', an Aberdeen public house, before being acquired by a private owner, then donated to this collection. It shows James Graham, then 5th Earl of Montrose, as General of the Covenant (1636–1639). He was not created 1st Marquis of Montrose by Charles I until he had changed sides and was leading the Royalist cause fighting against the Covenant (1644–1645).

Clackmannanshire Council Museum and Heritage Service

Alloa

  • Date

    1960s (?)

  • Medium

    oil on hardboard

  • Measurements

    244 x 122 cm

  • Accession number

    901 991

  • Acquisition method

    donated, 1994

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Clackmannanshire Council Museum and Heritage Service

Mar Street Building 15 Mar Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire FK10 1HR Scotland

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