Christian Richter (Swedish, 1678-1732)
John Lowther, 1st Viscount Lonsdale PC FRS (1655-1700), wearing grey coat, white cravat and long natural curled wig, a blue cloak over his left shoulder.
Watercolour on vellum, signed on the obverse with monogram CR, inscribed on the reverse with the sitter's name and combined monogram of sitter and artist, signed with monogram and dated Lord Lonsdale/ LCR/ CR/ 1700 (altered to 1710), silver frame.
Oval, 73mm (2 7/8in) high
Provenance: Purchased in 1972
Exhibited: Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.10
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.58