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John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

(1616-1682), Scottish politician and supporter of Charles II

Sitter in 24 portraits
An important Restoration politician, Lauderdale was Secretary of State for Scotland from 1660 to 1680, and had almost absolute power there. He was a member of the Cabal ministry, but took little interest in English affairs. Created a Duke in 1672, he was a cultivated but unprincipled and unattractive man.

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John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by Samuel Cooper - NPG 4198

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by Samuel Cooper
watercolour on vellum, 1664
On display in the Room 7 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4198

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by Jacob Huysmans - NPG 2084

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, circa 1665
NPG 2084

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by John Roettier - NPG 4362

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by John Roettier
silver medal, 1672
On display in the Room 7 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4362

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by Gerard Valck - NPG D16279

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by Gerard Valck
line engraving, late 17th or early 18th century
NPG D16279

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29432

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D29432

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29435

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D29435

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D37192

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D37192

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D37193

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D37193

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D13147

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D13147

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart, by Robert Williams, published by  Richard Tompson, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11673

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D11673

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by and published by Isaac Beckett, after  John Riley - NPG D3542

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by and published by Isaac Beckett, after John Riley
mezzotint, circa 1681-1688
NPG D3542

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by and published by Isaac Beckett, after  John Riley - NPG D3543

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by and published by Isaac Beckett, after John Riley
mezzotint, circa 1681-1688
NPG D3543

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by and published by Isaac Beckett, after  John Riley - NPG D11653

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by and published by Isaac Beckett, after John Riley
mezzotint, circa 1681-1688
NPG D11653

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29436

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D29436

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29434

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1740
NPG D29434

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D37191

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1740
NPG D37191

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D19622

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, 1740
NPG D19622

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by John Goldar, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D41898

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by John Goldar, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 9 October 1784
NPG D41898

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by R. Cooper, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D29440

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by R. Cooper, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D29440

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale, by John Samuel Agar, published by  Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by  Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after  William Hilton, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D37190

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by John Samuel Agar, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Sir Peter Lely
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1820
NPG D37190

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