Skip to main content

George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Huntly: P.15007-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Huntly


Printmaker: Green, Valentine
Publisher: Boydell, John
Painter: Dyck, Anthony van (After)




After the painting by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), (c.1650, Buccleuch Collection [the published state of the print locates the painting '... in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Montagu']). Full-length portrait of George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Huntly, Royalist supporter of Charles I who was beheaded by Parliamentarians at Edinburgh in 1649, standing facing front, his left knee turned towards the right, his right hand holding a long walking cane and his left hand held behind his back. He wears embroidered breeches, boots with fixed spurs and a short doublet with slashed sleeves and broad lace collar beneath a cuirass with flamboyant sash. A helmet is seen on a table behind to the left and a classical column and curtain to centre and right.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay, 1912

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


18th Century#
Production date: AD 1775


Mezzotint printed in black ink. Proof before all letters. Inscription space uncleaned. Narrow margins. The print was published by John Boydell on April 15th 1775. Inscribed in graphite in the margin: 'George Gordon Marquess of Huntly'. Inscribed in graphite in margins at lower left: 'Van Dyck' and lower right: 'Val Green W. 51 [Whitman] J.C.S. [John Chaloner Smith] 72.I'. Inscribed in graphite on the verso: 'CBM'. See BM P,2.278 for an impression of the fully-lettered, published state of the print.

School or Style


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15007-R
Primary reference Number: 240054
Whitman (Green): 51
Chaloner Smith: 72.I (pp.565-566)
O'Donoghue: 3
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Huntly" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-07-24 07:26:13

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Huntly |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-07-24 07:26:13|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...