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Allan Ramsay

 (1713 - 1784)
Allan Ramsay was active/lived in United Kingdom, Scotland, England.  Allan Ramsay is known for classical portrait painting.

Self-Portrait, in a feigned oval

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Allan Ramsay (October 13, 1713 - August 10, 1784), Scottish portrait-painter, the eldest son of the author of The Gentle Shepherd, was born at Edinburgh.
 
Ramsay manifested an aptitude for art from an early period, and at the age of twenty we find him in London studying under the Swedish painter Hans Huyssing, and at the St Martin's Lane Academy; and in 1736 he left for Rome, where he worked for three years under Solimena and Imperiali (Fernandi). On his return he settled in Edinburgh; and, having attracted attention by his head of Forbes of Culloden and his full-length of the duke of Argyll, he removed to London, where he was patronized by the duke of Bridgewater. His pleasant manners and varied culture, not less than hi   ...  Displaying 750 of 3108 characters.

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Portrait of Anne, Lady North (c. 1740-1797)
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Portrait of Frederick, Lord North K.G., later 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-1792), half-length, in a red coat and waistcoat, with the sash and star of the Order of the Garter, before a draped curtain
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