(b. 1631, Antwerpen, d. 1703, London)

Portrait Medal of John Maitland

Private collection

John Maitland, 1st Duke and 2nd Earl of Lauderdale, 3rd Lord Thirlestane (1616-1682), was a Scottish politician, and leader within the Cabal Ministry. (The Cabal Ministry refers to a group of high councilors of King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1668 to circa 1674.)

Several painted portraits of Maitland are known, he was portrayed - among others - by Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen, Sir Peter Lely, Jacob Huysmans, John Riley, Samuel Cooper and John Michael Wright.