Allan Ramsay
1713-1784 British Allan Ramsay Galleries Allan Ramsay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the eldest son of Allan Ramsay, poet and author of The Gentle Shepherd. Ramsay's first wife, Anne Bayne, by Ramsay Ramsay's second wife Margaret Lindsay, by RamsayFrom the age of twenty he studied in London under the Swedish painter Hans Huyssing, and at the St. Martin's Lane Academy; leaving in 1736 for Rome and Naples, where he worked for three years under Francesco Solimena and Imperiali (Francesco Fernandi). On his return in 1738 he first settled in Edinburgh, attracting attention by his head of Duncan Forbes of Culloden and his full-length portrait of the Duke of Argyll, later used on Royal Bank of Scotland banknotes. He later moved to London, where he was employed by the Duke of Bridgewater. His pleasant manners and varied culture, not less than his artistic skill, contributed to render him popular. His only serious competitor was Thomas Hudson, with whom he shared a drapery painter, Joseph van Aken. In 1739 he married his first wife, Anne Bayne, the daughter of a professor of Scots law at Edinburgh, Alexander Bayne of Rires (c.1684?C1737), and Mary Carstairs (1695??C1759). None of their 3 children survived childhood, and she died on 4 February 1743 giving birth to the third of them. One of his drawing pupils was Margaret Lindsay, eldest daughter of Sir Alexander Lindsay of Evelick and Amelia Murray (granddaughter to David Murray, 5th Viscount of Stormont and sister to the naval officer John Lindsay). He later eloped with her and on 1 March 1752 they married in the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, though her father never forgave her for marrying an artist. Ramsay already had to maintain a daughter from his previous marriage as well as his two surviving sisters, but told Sir Alexander that he could provide Margaret with an annual income of £100 which would increase ??as my affairs increase, and I thank God, they are in a way of increasing?? and that his only motive for the marriage was ??my love for your Daughter, who, I am sensible, is entitled to much more than ever I shall have to bestow upon her??. There were three surviving children from their long and happy marriage, Amelia (1755?C1813), Charlotte (1758?C1818?), and John (1768?C1845). Ramsay and his new wife spent 1754?C1757 together in Italy, going to Rome, Florence, Naples and Tivoli, researching, painting and drawing old masters, antiquities and archaeological sites, and (to earn an income) painting Grand Tourists' portraits. This and other trips to Italy involved more literary and antiquarian research than art. After their return, he was in 1761 appointed to succeed John Shackelton as Principle Painter in Ordinary to George III, beating Hudson to the post; and so fully employed was he on the royal portraits which the king was in the habit of presenting to ambassadors and colonial governors, that he was forced to take advantage of the services of a host of assistants--of whom David Martin and Philip Reinagle are the best known. He gave up painting in about 1770 to concentrate on literary pursuits, his health shattered by an accidental dislocation of the right arm and his second wife's death in 1782. With unflinching pertinacity, he struggled until he had completed a likeness of the king upon which he was engaged at the time, and then started for his beloved Italy, leaving behind him a series of fifty royal portraits to be completed by his assistant Reinagle. For several years he lingered in the south, his constitution finally broken. He died at Dover on 10 August 1784.

 

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Allan Ramsay Mrs Martin oil painting   

Painting ID::  3280
Allan Ramsay
Mrs Martin
1761 Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Lady Robert Manners oil painting   

Painting ID::  3281
Allan Ramsay
Lady Robert Manners
c1756 National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay George III (mk25) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24299
Allan Ramsay
George III (mk25)
1760-61

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Queen Charlotte (mk25) oil painting   

Painting ID::  24300
Allan Ramsay
Queen Charlotte (mk25)
1761-2

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Margaret Lindsay, Mrs. Allan Ramsay oil painting   

Painting ID::  53847
Allan Ramsay
Margaret Lindsay, Mrs. Allan Ramsay
mk234 early 1760's 68x55cm

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay david hume oil painting   

Painting ID::  56131
Allan Ramsay
david hume
mk247 1766,oil on canvas,30x25 in,76.2x63.5 cm,scottish national portrait gallery,edinburgh,uk

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Ramsay first wife, Anne Bayne, by Ramsay oil painting   

Painting ID::  60185
Allan Ramsay
Ramsay first wife, Anne Bayne, by Ramsay
Ramsay's first wife, Anne Bayne, by Ramsay

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Ramsay second wife Margaret Lindsay, by Ramsay oil painting   

Painting ID::  60186
Allan Ramsay
Ramsay second wife Margaret Lindsay, by Ramsay
Ramsay's second wife Margaret Lindsay, by Ramsay

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Portrait of David Hume by Allan Ramsay, oil painting   

Painting ID::  60187
Allan Ramsay
Portrait of David Hume by Allan Ramsay,
Portrait of David Hume by Allan Ramsay, 1766.

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Portrait of George III, circa 1762. oil painting   

Painting ID::  60188
Allan Ramsay
Portrait of George III, circa 1762.
Portrait of George III, circa 1762.1762.

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Queen Charlotte as painted by Allan Ramsay in 1762. oil painting   

Painting ID::  60189
Allan Ramsay
Queen Charlotte as painted by Allan Ramsay in 1762.
Queen Charlotte as painted by Allan Ramsay in 1762.

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay National Gallery of Scotland oil painting   

Painting ID::  68104
Allan Ramsay
National Gallery of Scotland
Description 4thEarlOfLoudoun.jpg English: John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay A painting of Norman MacLeod oil painting   

Painting ID::  73326
Allan Ramsay
A painting of Norman MacLeod
A painting of Norman MacLeod (1705-1722), chief of Clan MacLeod.Mid 18th century; about 1747. cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Portrat der Mary Atkins oil painting   

Painting ID::  74977
Allan Ramsay
Portrat der Mary Atkins
1761 Oil on canvas 127 X 102 cm cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay King George III oil painting   

Painting ID::  75854
Allan Ramsay
King George III
1761-1762 Oil on canvas 147 ?? 106 cm (57.87 ?? 41.73 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay King George III oil painting   

Painting ID::  75986
Allan Ramsay
King George III
1761-1762 Oil on canvas 147 ?? 106 cm (57.9 ?? 41.7 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Portrat der Mary Atkins oil painting   

Painting ID::  76587
Allan Ramsay
Portrat der Mary Atkins
Date 1761 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions Deutsch: 127 ?? 102 cm cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz with two of her children oil painting   

Painting ID::  76976
Allan Ramsay
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz with two of her children
1765 cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay King George III oil painting   

Painting ID::  77923
Allan Ramsay
King George III
1761-1762 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 147 ?? 106 cm (57.9 ?? 41.7 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Allan Ramsay King George III oil painting   

Painting ID::  77660
Allan Ramsay
King George III
Date 1761-1762 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 147 ?? 106 cm (57.9 ?? 41.7 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

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Allan Ramsay
1713-1784 British Allan Ramsay Galleries Allan Ramsay was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the eldest son of Allan Ramsay, poet and author of The Gentle Shepherd. Ramsay's first wife, Anne Bayne, by Ramsay Ramsay's second wife Margaret Lindsay, by RamsayFrom the age of twenty he studied in London under the Swedish painter Hans Huyssing, and at the St. Martin's Lane Academy; leaving in 1736 for Rome and Naples, where he worked for three years under Francesco Solimena and Imperiali (Francesco Fernandi). On his return in 1738 he first settled in Edinburgh, attracting attention by his head of Duncan Forbes of Culloden and his full-length portrait of the Duke of Argyll, later used on Royal Bank of Scotland banknotes. He later moved to London, where he was employed by the Duke of Bridgewater. His pleasant manners and varied culture, not less than his artistic skill, contributed to render him popular. His only serious competitor was Thomas Hudson, with whom he shared a drapery painter, Joseph van Aken. In 1739 he married his first wife, Anne Bayne, the daughter of a professor of Scots law at Edinburgh, Alexander Bayne of Rires (c.1684?C1737), and Mary Carstairs (1695??C1759). None of their 3 children survived childhood, and she died on 4 February 1743 giving birth to the third of them. One of his drawing pupils was Margaret Lindsay, eldest daughter of Sir Alexander Lindsay of Evelick and Amelia Murray (granddaughter to David Murray, 5th Viscount of Stormont and sister to the naval officer John Lindsay). He later eloped with her and on 1 March 1752 they married in the Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, though her father never forgave her for marrying an artist. Ramsay already had to maintain a daughter from his previous marriage as well as his two surviving sisters, but told Sir Alexander that he could provide Margaret with an annual income of £100 which would increase ??as my affairs increase, and I thank God, they are in a way of increasing?? and that his only motive for the marriage was ??my love for your Daughter, who, I am sensible, is entitled to much more than ever I shall have to bestow upon her??. There were three surviving children from their long and happy marriage, Amelia (1755?C1813), Charlotte (1758?C1818?), and John (1768?C1845). Ramsay and his new wife spent 1754?C1757 together in Italy, going to Rome, Florence, Naples and Tivoli, researching, painting and drawing old masters, antiquities and archaeological sites, and (to earn an income) painting Grand Tourists' portraits. This and other trips to Italy involved more literary and antiquarian research than art. After their return, he was in 1761 appointed to succeed John Shackelton as Principle Painter in Ordinary to George III, beating Hudson to the post; and so fully employed was he on the royal portraits which the king was in the habit of presenting to ambassadors and colonial governors, that he was forced to take advantage of the services of a host of assistants--of whom David Martin and Philip Reinagle are the best known. He gave up painting in about 1770 to concentrate on literary pursuits, his health shattered by an accidental dislocation of the right arm and his second wife's death in 1782. With unflinching pertinacity, he struggled until he had completed a likeness of the king upon which he was engaged at the time, and then started for his beloved Italy, leaving behind him a series of fifty royal portraits to be completed by his assistant Reinagle. For several years he lingered in the south, his constitution finally broken. He died at Dover on 10 August 1784.