portrait of charles douglas c1725 scottish school

Portrait of Charles Douglas c.1725; Scottish School.



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Oil on canvas,unframed.
An early 18th century charming naive portrait of Charles Douglas, one of the sons of Sir William Douglas of Kelhead and his wife Helen Erskine. Charles lived at Breconwhat, Dumfrieshire; he died on the 13th December 1770.
His father, Sir William was the 2nd Baronet and married Helen, daughter of Colonel John Erskine, Deputy Governor of Stirling Castle, on 8th September 1705.
The union produced nine children, seven boys and two girls.
Sir William died in 1733 and his son John became the 3rd Baronet.The baronetcy is now merged with the Marquessate of Queensbury.
This portrait descended through the family to Elizabeth Gwendolen Teresa Johnstone-Douglas of Peelings Manor, Pevensey, Sussex who married William, 6th Earl of Craven.
SIZE:29 x 24.75 inches.
PROVENANCE:Lady Craven, formerly of Peelings Manor. (The 5th image is of Peelings Manor).
VERSO: old handwritten label identifying the sitter.
Internal Ref: 8850

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