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James Murray (1690–1764), 2nd Duke of Atholl

Photo credit: John McKenzie Photography, Edinburgh

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The sitter was born in Edinburgh, the third son of John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl (1660–1724), politician and landowner, and Lady Katherine Hamilton (baptised 1662, d.1707). This portrait is a version of Ramsay's portrait of the Duke at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (PG 925), also signed and dated 1743. In the Merchant Company portrait, the sitter wears a grey gold-brocaded coat; in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery portrait, the sitter wears a red coat and the green ribbon of the Order of the Thistle.

The Merchant's Hall, The Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh


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    oil on canvas

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    76 x 62 cm

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The Merchant's Hall, The Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh

The Merchant's Hall 22 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 2EP Scotland

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