Peter Cross (about 1645-1724)
Portrait of Robert Kerr, Earl and subsequently Marquis of Lothian
Watercolour on vellum, stuck to a table-book leaf
Signed lower right, just under the frame, 'PC' in monogram
Inscribed by the artist on the back 'The Lord Kerr', dated '1667' and signed in Latin 'Peter Cross made this'
Museum no. P.41-1981
When this portrait was painted, Robert Kerr (1636-1702/3) was just beginning his career. Eventually he would hold high office at court.