Lot 15
  • 15

Circle of John Baptist de Medina

800 - 1,200 GBP
1,250 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).

Catalogue Note

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.