'David Melville, 3rd Earl of Leven'
Signed by David Le Marchand (1674-1726)
Museum no. A.123-1956
Bequeathed by Dr W.L. Hildburgh FSA
Le Marchand was a French ivory carver who opened a shop in Edinburgh in 1696, but later moved to London. Lord Leven (1660-1728) was a military commander serving on the Continent and in Scotland.