James A Ramsay
(1786 - 1854)
James A. Ramsay was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. James Ramsay is known for portrait, history, and religious theme painting.
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James Ramsay (BRITISH, 1786-1854)
J. Ramsay was an English portrait painter, working in oils and watercolors. He was born in Sheffield, where his father Robert Ramsay was an artisan and dealer, who took on Francis Chantrey as apprentice in 1797. Robert Ramsay also published some engravings by John Raphael Smith. While still a youth, James Ramsay was painting professionally in the family business, and exhibited at age 17.
Ramsay died, after a protracted illness, at 40 Blackett Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on 23 June 1854, aged 68.
Ramsay's name first appeared in the catalogue of the Royal Academy exhibition for 1803, when he sent a self-portrait. Three years later he exhibited a portrait
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