Adam de Colone Portrait of Lady Margaret Livingstone, 2nd Countess of Wigtown 1625

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Artist
Adam de Colone ?1572–1651
Title
Portrait of Lady Margaret Livingstone, 2nd Countess of Wigtown
Date 1625
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1143 x 846 x 25 mm
frame: 1323 x 1025 x 58 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tate Patrons 2011
Reference
T13440
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1540

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Adam de Colone was an artist of Netherlandish parentage active in Scotland in the 1620s, painting members of the Scottish nobility and their families. His portraits are characterised by inscriptions giving the date and age of the sitter in a distinctive calligraphy. Such marks can be seen on this painting, indicating that it was made in 1625 and that it depicts the Countess of Wigtown aged 30. The younger daughter of the Earl of Linlithgow, she married John Fleming, 2nd Earl of Wigtown in 1609 and had eight children.

October 2013

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