Allan Ramsay

1713-1784 Scotland/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Allan Ramsay, the portraitist and son of the poet Allan Ramsay, was born in Edinburgh in 1713. He studied under the Swiss artist Hans Hysing in London and spent time studying in Italy. After a short spell in Edinburgh, Ramsay went to London in 1762 and established himself as a successful portraitist with his continental influence. In 1767 he became Painter in Ordinary to George III. Two of his many assistants were David Martin and Philip Reinagle. Ramsay was also a writer of essays, he spent more time on literature after an accident, and he regularly communicated with scholars such as Voltaire and Rousseau. By the time of his death, Ramsay's works were in equal standing with Reynolds and Gainsborough.

 

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Sir Edward
and Lady Turner

Sir Edward and Lady Turner

Alexander
Boswell

Alexander Boswell-Lord Auchinleck

Arabella
Pershall

Arabella Pershall-Lady Glenorchy

Henry
Bellenden

Henry Bellenden

Lady
Campbel

Lady Susanna Campbell nee Bernard

Mary
Adam

Mary Adam

Robert
Wood

Robert Wood

David
Hume

David Hume

George
III

George three

Archibald
Campbell

Archibald Campbell-Third Duke of Argyll

Augusta of
Saxe-Gotha

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha as Dowager Princess of Wales

Augusta of
Saxe-Gotha-

Augusta of Saxe-Gotha-Princess of Wales

Charlotte
Sophia-

Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz wife of King George three

George
Augustus-

George Augustus of Mecklenburg

Jean-Jacques
Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Lady in a Pink
Silk Dress

Lady in a Pink Silk Dress

Lord Sherard
Manners

Lord Sherard Manners

John
Reid

John Reid

King
George

King George three

Margaret
Lindsay

Margaret Lindsay the Artist's Second Wife

Miss
Craigie

Miss Craigie

Mary Atkins-
Mrs Martin

Mary Atkins-Mrs Martin

Mrs Lindesay
-Eaglescarnie

Mrs Lindesay of Eaglescarnie

Philip Dormer
Stanhope-

Philip Dormer Stanhope Fourth Earl of Chesterfield

Portrait of a
Naval Officer

Portrait of a Naval Officer

Queen
Charlotte

Queen Charlotte with her Two Eldest Sons

Richard
Grenville-

Richard Grenville-Second Earl Temple

Sir Andrew
Mitchell

Sir Andrew Mitchell

Sir John
Hynde Cotton

Sir John Hynde Cotton