1822 Four Engravings- James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose - Scottish Soldier

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  • Sold Date: Mar 19, 2016
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Four antique engravings featuring the portrait of James, Marquess of Montrose (1612-1650) , Scottish poet, soldier and nobleman - see below

Two are based on paintings by Anthony van Dyck - see below. One is dated 1822 and the others likely date from the same general period or earlier.

Good condition - mild age toning and marks to the edges - see scans. Two have been laid down on stronger backing for protection. These are genuine antique engravings and not reproductions. Image size approx. 3 x 4 inches. See more of these historic portraits in Seller's Other Items

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Marquess of Montrose Born 25 October 1612 Died 21 May 1650 (aged 37)
old Mercat cross , Edinburgh, Scotland Cause of death execution Resting place St. Giles' Cathedral , Edinburgh, Scotland Nationality Scottish Other names The Great Montrose Alma mater University of St Andrews Occupation chief of Clan Graham , soldier, poet Title Lord Lieutenant and captain-general of Scotland, 1st Marquess of Montrose, 5th Earl of Montrose Spouse(s) Magdalene Carnegie Children James Graham, 2nd Marquess of Montrose Parent(s) John Graham, 4th Earl of Montrose
Mary Ruthven

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (25 October 1612 - 21 May 1650) was a Scottish nobleman, poet and soldier,

His "spectacular" victories, which took his opponents by surprise, are remembered in military history for their tactical brilliance. [1]

Contents [ hide ] 1 Family and education 2 Covenanter to royalist 3 Scotland in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 4 Battle history 5 See also 6 Line note references 7 Bibliography 8 In fiction 9 External links

Family and education [ edit ]

James Graham, chief of Clan Graham , was the youngest of six children and the only son [2] of John Graham, 4th Earl of Montrose and Lady Margaret Ruthven. [3] His maternal grandparents were William Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie , and Dorothea, a daughter of Henry Stewart, 1st Lord Methven and his second wife Janet Stewart. Her maternal grandparents were John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl and Lady Janet Campbell. Janet Campbell was a daughter of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll and Elizabeth Stewart. Elizabeth was a daughter of John Stewart, 1st Earl of Lennox and Margaret Montgomerie. Margaret was a daughter of Alexander Montgomerie, 1st Lord Montgomerie and Margaret Boyd.

Graham studied at age twelve at the college of Glasgow under William Forrett who later tutored his sons. [4] At Glasgow, he read Xenophon and Seneca , and Tasso in translation. [4] In the words of biographer John Buchan , his favourite book was a "splendid folio of the first edition" of History of the World by Walter Raleigh . [4]

Graham became 5th Earl of Montrose by his father's death in 1626. [5] He was then educated at Saint Salvator's College at the University of St Andrews . [6]

At the age of seventeen, he married Magdalene Carnegie, [7] who was the youngest of six daughters [8] of David Carnegie (afterwards Earl of Southesk ). They were parents of four sons, [8] among them James Graham, 2nd Marquess of Montrose .

Covenanter to royalist [ edit ] Portrait attributed to Willem van Honthorst

In 1638, after King Charles I had attempted to impose an Episcopalian version of the Book of Common Prayer upon the reluctant Scots, resistance spread throughout the country, eventually culminating in the Bishops' Wars . [9] Montrose joined the party of resistance, and was for some time one of its most energetic champions. [10] He had nothing puritanical in his nature, but he shared in the ill-feeling aroused by the political authority King Charles had given to the bishops. He signed the National Covenant , and was...

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