Lot 184
  • 184

David Scougall

8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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  • David Scougall
  • Portrait of Lord David Hay (1656-1726)
  • oil on canvas


Commissioned by the sitter's father, John Hay, 2nd Earl and 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (1625-1697);
By descent to his eldest son, John Hay, 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale (1645-1713), the sitter's brother;
Thence by descent to William George Montagu Hay, 11th Marquess of Tweeddale (1884-1967), at Yester House, East Lothian;
With Thomas Agnew & Sons, London.


London, Royal Academy, The Age of Charles II, 1960-61, no. 458.


Yester papers, 10 March 1668, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, MS 14636;
E. Waterhouse, The Dictionary of 16th & 17th Century British Painters, Woodbridge 1988, p. 241, reproduced (as by John Scougall);
R. K. Marshall, 'Scougall family (per. c.1650–c.1740)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press 2004, online edition, May 2009.

Catalogue Note

The sitter was the second son of John Hay, 2nd Earl and 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (1625-1697), and his wife Jean (d.1688), daughter of Walter Scott, 1st Earl of Buccleuch (1606-1633). We are grateful to David Taylor for endorsing the attribution to David Scougall on the basis of photographs.