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James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

(1612-1650), Soldier

Sitter associated with 36 portraits
A Royalist general 'of most resolute and undaunted spirit', Montrose actually began his military career fighting against Charles I. In 1640 he led the Scottish Covenanting armies across the Tweed and occupied the Northeast of England. At the onset of the Civil War, he changed allegiance and raised a Royalist army in Scotland. He won a series of tactically brilliant victories, 1644 -5, but was eventually forced to join Charles II in exile. Five years later, a final attempt to defeat the Covenanters ended with his capture and execution.

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James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, after Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG 4406

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

after Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, 1649
NPG 4406

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, by Adriaen Jacobz Matham - NPG D27062

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

by Adriaen Jacobz Matham
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D27062

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, by Adriaen Jacobz Matham - NPG D27069

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

by Adriaen Jacobz Matham
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D27069

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), probably after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D27067

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), probably after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1640s-1650s
NPG D27067

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), probably after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D35469

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), probably after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1640s-1650s
NPG D35469

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), probably after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D35470

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

by Paulus Pontius (Paulus Du Pont), probably after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1640s-1650s
NPG D35470

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, published by Pierre Aubrey - NPG D35468

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

published by Pierre Aubrey
line engraving, 1640s
NPG D35468

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, probably by William Faithorne - NPG D22862

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

probably by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1650s-1670s
NPG D22862

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, probably by William Faithorne - NPG D35465

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

probably by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1650s-1670s
NPG D35465

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, probably by William Faithorne - NPG D35466

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

probably by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1650s-1670s
NPG D35466

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, probably by William Faithorne - NPG D35467

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

probably by William Faithorne
line engraving, 1650s-1670s
NPG D35467

King Charles I and his adherents, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after  Unknown artists - NPG D22672

King Charles I and his adherents

after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after Unknown artists
line engraving, 1660s
NPG D22672

King Charles I and his adherents, published by Samuel Speed, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after  Unknown artists - NPG D22673

King Charles I and his adherents

published by Samuel Speed, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and after Unknown artists
line engraving, published circa 1663-1669
NPG D22673

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, after Unknown artist - NPG D27060

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published circa 1663-1669
NPG D27060

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, after Unknown artist - NPG D27066

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 17th to early 18th century
NPG D27066

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, after William Dobson - NPG D27059

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

after William Dobson
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D27059

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, by George Vertue, after  William Dobson - NPG D27068

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

by George Vertue, after William Dobson
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27068

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, after Unknown artist - NPG D27072

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose

after Unknown artist
etching, 18th century
NPG D27072

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