Called John Graham, 1st Viscount Dundee (1648-1689) of Claverhouse called 'Bonnie Dundee'
circle of Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
1250 x 1000 mm
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Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
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Oil painting on canvas, Called John Graham, 1st Viscount Dundee (1648-1689) of Claverhouse called 'Bonnie Dundee', circle of Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), formerly attributed to Daniel Mytens the elder (Delft c.1590 – The Hague 1648). A three-quarter-length portrait of an unknown man. John Graham was a famous soldier, killed in the hour of Victory at Killiecrankie in 1689. He became known as `Bonnie Dundee', after the song by Sir Walter Scott. This portrait was probably acquired by Charles Winn in the 19th Century as a `British Worthy' portrait, but the sitter is not necessarily Graham. Charles was a fan of Scott and acquired a set of his novels, which remain in the Library today. The portrait was loaned to the National Portrait Exhibition in 1866.
Probably acquired by Charles Winn (1795-1874), at least before October 1865; thence by descent; purchased by the National Trust by private treaty sale from Lord St Oswald in 2010
Nostell Priory, The St Oswald Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
circle of Sir Peter Lely (Soest 1618 – London 1680), artist Daniel Mytens the elder (Delft c.1590 – The Hague 1648), artist
Brockwell 1915 Maurice Walter Brockwell, Catalogue of the Pictures and Other Works of Art in the Collection of Lord St Oswald at Nostell Priory, London 1915, cat. 77