Allan Ramsay
(English, 1713 - 1784)
Allan Ramsay
by Allan Ramsay
Born in Edinburgh, Ramsay was the outstanding portraitist from the 1740s until the rise of Sir Joshua Reynolds in the mid 1750s. After studying in Edinburgh and London Ramsay moved to Italy and remained there from 1736 to 1738. He was in contact with Solimena in Naples. This gave him a much more sophisticated and elegant style than previous artists and can be compared with the French mid eighteenth century painters. He continued to be a serious rival to Reynolds in portraiture. In 1767 he became the principal painter to King George III.
Name:Allan Ramsay
Dates:1713 - 1784
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Self Portraits
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Scottish National Portrait Gallery7 artworks
Royal Collection Trust (UK) - Buckingham Palace5 artworks
National Trust for Scotland4 artworks
National Gallery of Scotland - Edinburgh3 artworks
Civic Collections - United Kingdom3 artworks
Yale Center for British Art3 artworks
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)2 artworks
Private collection2 artworks
Burrell Collection - Glasgow1 artworks
Government Art Collection - UK1 artworks
Ashmolean Museum - Oxford1 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1784).