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Allan Ramsay

United Kingdom (Edinburgh 1713 -  Douvres 1784 ) Wikipedia® : Allan Ramsay
RAMSAY Allan  Portrait Of Anne

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Allan Ramsay - Study For Portrait Of Gentleman In A Velvet Coat, Possibly Lord John Murray

Allan Ramsay - Study For Portrait Of Gentleman In A Velvet Coat, Possibly Lord John Murray

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Allan Ramsay (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover) Study for Portrait of Gentleman in a Velvet Coat, possibly Lord John Murray (circa 1759) inscribed '5th button/buttoned from/below' (upper right) black chalk, heightened with white, on buff paper 47.5 x 29.5 cm. (18 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.) Footnotes Provenance Sale; Edmiston's, Glasgow, circa 1945. Purchased by Mr Clark Hunter Miss MA Hunter, Paisley Sale; Sotheby's, Belgravia, circa 1981 Private Collection, Scotland Literature A Smart and J Ingamells, Allan Ramsay, a Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, Paul Mellon Centre, 1999, cat.no.687 figure 500 The vendor holds a letter from professor Alastair Smart, dated September 1981, calling it an 'extremely fine' Ramsay drawing. He states that he had already been aware of it from a photograph taken by the Paul Mellon Centre. Smart states how adept Ramsay became at indicating a likeness by even such slight touches and that the inscription, in his own hand, may well have been a (costume) direction to drapery painters in his studio. He recognises similarities with Ramsay's oil portrait of General Lord Murray of Philiphaugh, and that (despite costume differences) 'nevertheless the sitter could be the same person'.
Allan Ramsay - Study For Portrait Of Gentleman In A Velvet Coat

Allan Ramsay - Study For Portrait Of Gentleman In A Velvet Coat

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Lot number: 8
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Allan Ramsay (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover) Study for Portrait of Gentleman in a Velvet Coat, possibly Lord John Murray (circa 1759) inscribed '5th button/buttoned from/below' (upper right) black chalk, heightened with white, on buff paper 47.5 x 29.5 cm. (18 11/16 x 11 5/8 in.) Footnotes Provenance Sale; Edmiston's, Glasgow, circa 1945. Purchased by Mr Clark Hunter Miss MA Hunter, Paisley Sale; Sotheby's, Belgravia, circa 1981 Private Collection, Scotland Literature A Smart and J Ingamells, Allan Ramsay, a Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, Paul Mellon Centre, 1999, cat.687 figure 500 The vendor holds a letter from professor Alastair Smart, dated September 1981, calling it an 'extremely fine' Ramsay drawing. He states that he had already been aware of it from a photograph taken by the Paul Mellon Centre. Smart states how adept Ramsay became at indicating a likeness by even such slight touches and that the inscription, in his own hand, may well have been a (costume) direction to drapery painters in his studio. He recognises similarities with Ramsay's oil portrait of General Lord Murray of Philiphaugh, and that (despite costume differences) 'nevertheless the sitter could be the same person'.
Allan Ramsay -  Portrait Of Anne

Allan Ramsay - Portrait Of Anne

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Lot number: 46
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Allan Ramsay, R.A. (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover) Portrait of Anne, Lady North (c. 1740-1797), wife of Frederick North, 2nd Baron North, three-quarter-length, in a pink dress and lace shawl with roses at her décolletage, and a lace headdress signed and dated 'A. Ramsay / 1760' (lower right) oil on canvas, unframed 30 x 25 3/8 in. (76.1 x 64.5 cm.)
Allan Ramsay - Portrait Of A Lady In A Silver Dress

Allan Ramsay - Portrait Of A Lady In A Silver Dress

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Lot number: 418
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Allan Ramsay (Edinburgh 1713–1784 Dover) Portrait of a lady in a silver dress, oil on canvas, 128.3 x 101 cm, framed Allan Ramsay was one of the leading British portraitists of the eighteenth century. He received his commissions from the Scottish aristocracy and wealthy patricians. After returning from his two-year stay in Italy (1757–1759), King George III appointed him first court painter. He was highly productive in this function, painting numerous portraits of the monarch and members of the royal family and the royal household
Allan Ramsay - Portrait Of James Bateman

Allan Ramsay - Portrait Of James Bateman

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Lot number: 386
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Allan Ramsay (Scottish 1713-1784) Portrait of James Bateman (d.1758), three quarter length standing, wearing a bright blue waistcoat and grey coat, his arm resting on a marble ledge Signed and dated 1756 Oil on canvas 127 x 101cm; 50 x 40in Provenance: Wauchope family of Niddry Doig, Wilson & Wheatley, Edinburgh, 1952 Ian MacNicol, Glasgow, 1956 2nd Viscount Weir (d.1975) 3rd Viscount Weir Christie's, Montgreenan sale, 8 December 1980, lot 372 Exhibited: Talbot Rice Art Centre, University of Edinburgh, 1990-91 National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1995-2016 Literature: Scottish Art Review, v. no. 3, (Summer, 1955), frontispiece Allan Ramsay, Catalogue raisonné, Alastair Smart, published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1999, p.79 James Bateman was the second son of Sir James Bateman (c.1660-1718). Sir James was one of the founding directors of the Bank of England and Sub-Governor of the South Sea Company in 1711. He was also a Trustee of the sale of the South Sea Stock between 1714 and 1716, when he became Lord Mayor of London. He left a fortune, reputedly worth £400,000, (with RPI this amounts to some £56,000,000 today) with his two younger sons James and Richard inheriting estates in Tooting, Kent and Essex. James married Anne Chaplin in 1721, daughter of Sir Francis Chaplin who had been expelled from Parliament in 1721 after the collapse of the South Sea Company. Allan Ramsay was in Italy for his second visit between 1754 and 1757, visiting Rome, Florence, Naples and Tivoli. Whilst in Rome he painted the portraits of several Grand Tourists including the present portrait of James who was in Rome with his wife. It was in Rome that Ramsay met up with his fellow Scots, Robert Adam and Gavin Hamilton. Adam, in letters home, referred to Ramsay cheekily as "Old Mumpy" and "Black-beard Allan", but visited the Ramsays regularly. Ramsay painted his portrait in 1755.
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