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Duncan Forbes of Culloden (1685-1747), Lord President of the Court of Session

Sitter in 4 portraits
Scottish patriot. Forbes studied law in Edinburgh and Leyden and supported the Union of the English and Scottish Parliaments (1707) and Sir Robert Walpole's policy in Scotland. Lord Advocate (1725) and Lord President of the Court of Session (from 1737). He enforced, with General Wade, the act of disarming the highlanders and raised troops against Prince Charles Stuart in 1745.

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Duncan Forbes of Culloden

after Jeremiah Davison
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1737?)
NPG 61

D2001

Duncan Forbes of Culloden

by John Faber Jr, sold by Christopher Seton, after Jeremiah Davison
mezzotint, 1748
NPG D2001

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Duncan Forbes of Culloden

by John Faber Jr, sold by Christopher Seton, after Jeremiah Davison
mezzotint, 1748
NPG D37719

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Duncan Forbes of Culloden

by John Faber Jr, sold by Christopher Seton, after Jeremiah Davison
mezzotint, 1748
NPG D37720