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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.

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William Drummond of Hawthornden, by Richard Gaywood - NPG D27839

William Drummond of Hawthornden

by Richard Gaywood
etching, published 1655
NPG D27839

William Drummond of Hawthornden, by Richard Gaywood - NPG D27840

William Drummond of Hawthornden

by Richard Gaywood
etching, published 1656
NPG D27840

William Drummond of Hawthornden, by Richard Gaywood - NPG D37680

William Drummond of Hawthornden

by Richard Gaywood
etching, published 1656
NPG D37680

William Drummond of Hawthornden, after Richard Gaywood - NPG D35581

William Drummond of Hawthornden

after Richard Gaywood
line engraving, published 1711? (1655)
NPG D35581

William Drummond of Hawthornden, by John Finlayson, after  Abraham van Blyenberch - NPG D27838

William Drummond of Hawthornden

by John Finlayson, after Abraham van Blyenberch
mezzotint, published 1 June 1766
NPG D27838

William Drummond of Hawthornden, by John Finlayson, after  Abraham van Blyenberch - NPG D35400

William Drummond of Hawthornden

by John Finlayson, after Abraham van Blyenberch
mezzotint, published 1 June 1766
NPG D35400

William Drummond of Hawthornden, by John Finlayson, after  Abraham van Blyenberch - NPG D35584

William Drummond of Hawthornden

by John Finlayson, after Abraham van Blyenberch
mezzotint, published 1 June 1766
NPG D35584

William Drummond of Hawthornden, by John Finlayson, after  Abraham van Blyenberch - NPG D1798

William Drummond of Hawthornden

by John Finlayson, after Abraham van Blyenberch
mezzotint, published 1 June 1766
NPG D1798

William Drummond of Hawthornden, by John Finlayson, after  Abraham van Blyenberch - NPG D5633

William Drummond of Hawthornden

by John Finlayson, after Abraham van Blyenberch
mezzotint, published 1 June 1766
NPG D5633

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