Adam de Colone

Portrait of John Fleming, 2nd Earl of Wigtown

1625

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Artist
Adam de Colone ?1572–1651
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1120 × 820 mm
frame: 1316 × 1012 × 60 mm
Collection
Lent by Allan and Carol Murray 2013
On long term loan
Reference
L03240

Display caption

John Fleming, 2nd Earl of Wigtown, was a Scottish politician active in the courts of King James VI of Scotland and I of England, and Charles I. He spent time in both Edinburgh and London. This portrait, and the one de Colone painted of Fleming’s wife Margaret Livingstone were not painted looking towards each other. This suggests that although they were made in the same year, they were not intended as a pair. As de Colone worked in both London and Edinburgh, it may be that he painted them separately, or that they were to be displayed in different locations.

Gallery label, May 2019

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