Circle of John Baptist de Medina
800 - 1,200 GBP
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- John Baptist de Medina
- Portrait of a Judge, believed to be Sir Alexander Belsches of Tofts, half-length, wearing Judicial robes
- oil on canvas
- 76.9 x 64.4 cm; 30 1/4 x 25 3/8 in.
List of Portraits at Fettercairn House, 1924, p. 6 (as 'a Judge, in robes of the Court of Session'; Long Passage).
Alexander Belsches of Tofts, son of John Belsches of Tofts (1580-1631) was Lord Advocate, knighted by King Charles I, and appointed Lord of Session on 2 July 1646, taking the title Lord Tofts. He was MP for Berwick from 1644.