King Kenneth I (MacAlpin) of Scotland (r 842-858)



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.
Buchanan identifies this image as Kenneth MacAlpin, but calls him Kenneth II because of a previous Kenneth Keir, son of Conval (c.605) whom he identifies as Kenneth I.
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 3856 x 5440 px
32.6 cm x 46.1 cm (300 ppi)