William Drummond of Hawthornden(1585-1649), Poet
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
William Drummond was the first notable poet in Scotland to write in English. Drummond studied at Edinburgh and spent a few years in France, ostensibly studying law at Bourges and Paris. On the death of his father, he moved to his Hawthornden estate, leaving law for literature and devoting himself to the life of a cultured man of means. Drummond adapted and translated poems from French, Italian, and Spanish, in addition to borrowing from such English poets as Sir Philip Sidney.
by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1610
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