King Donald II of Scotland (r 889-900)



Engraved by I. Taylor after one of the series of ficticious portraits of early kings of Scotland by Jacob de Wet, painted about 1690 for the Great Gallery of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.
This series of Kings is based on the chronology of George Buchanan and begins in 300 BC beginning with Fergus I.
The title of Donald VI in this print is taken from the old King list. In modern King lists this figure is known as Donald II.
This version was published in A General History of Scotland by William Guthrie, 1767.

Copper engraving
Original image size approx. 120 x 200 mm
Digital image size 3960 x 5656 px
33.5 cm x 47.9 cm (300 ppi)