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A plaque below the painting gives details of the sitter's life and career. It reads: 'Right Honourable John, Earl of Hopetoun, Viscount Aithrie, Lord Hope Baron Hopetoun, Baron Niddry, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Linlithgow. Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath. Lieutenant General. Colonel of the Ninety Second Regiment of Highland Infantry. As a Soldier his name will be classed with those of Abercromby, Moore and Wellington, under the two former of those illustrious Generals, he distinguished himself in high and important Commands in the West Indies, Holland, Egypt, Spain and Portugal.
oil on canvas
239.2 x 174.6 cm
West Lothian Council, County Buildings
Civic Centre Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6FF ScotlandView venue
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