John Maitland, 1st Baron Maitland

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John Maitland, 1st Baron Maitland, by Unknown artist, circa 1588 - NPG 2769 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Maitland, 1st Baron Maitland

by Unknown artist
tempera on card, circa 1588
1 1/2 in. x 1 1/8 in. (38 mm x 28 mm) oval
Given by Hugh Cobb, 1935
Primary Collection
NPG 2769


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This miniature celebrates Maitland's appointment as Lord Chancellor in 1588. Unusually, it is painted in tempera on a card support. The card is composed of a number of sheets of paper stuck together and which are possibly from a sixteenth-century account book. The portraitist is unknown and the technique suggests that the artist may not have been a practised miniature painter.

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