Alexander Hume Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont and 2nd Lord Polwarth (1675-1740) politician, diplomat and judge

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Denmark
    City: Copenhagen
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Portraitist Michael Dahl was born in Stockholm. He studied under M. Hannibal and D. K. Ehrenstrahl before moving to England in 1682. In 1684 he visited Paris with Henry Tilson, possibly accompanying Godfrey Kneller. Dahl and Tilson travelled on to Rome. After converting to Catholicism, Dahl was able to paint Queen Kristina. He also painted Pietro Garoli of the Accademia di S. Luca. Dahl and Tilson returned in 1689 and Dahl was patronised by Prince George of Denmark and the Duke of Somerset. Queen Anne later commissioned he and Kneller to paint 14 portraits of Admirals, although Kneller alone remained Principal Painter. Dahl painted an equestrian portrait of Prince George for Windsor and portraits of Tories for the Queen. He died aged 84.
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Alexander Hume Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont and 2nd Lord Polwarth (1675-1740) politician, diplomat and judge
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 71.50 cm, width: 59.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Sir Hugh Gurney, 1935
    Provenance
    Collection of Sir Hugh Gurney, H.M. Minister to Denmark 1933-35; by whom presented to the Office of Works in 1935
    GAC number
    0/50