Scottish Art II: Early Portraitists

November 15, 2007 at 6:05 pm (Art, Scotland)

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Margaret Lindsay, by Allan Ramsay (1713-1784)

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Niel Gow, by Henry Raeburn (1756-1823). In Scottish Art (Thames & Hudson, 2000), Murdo Macdonald tells us that “Raeburn creates an enduring icon of Scottish musicianship in this portrait of a fiddler whose music is still played today.”

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Isabella McLeod, Mrs. James Gregory, by Henry Raeburn

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Sir John and Lady Clerk of Penicuik, by Henry Raeburn. Again, Macdonald: “This work is both a brilliant essay in the properties of reflected light and a portrait not just of two people but of a relationship.”

We’ve come a long way from the Towie Ball

1 Comment

  1. Shaune Lindsay John Malloch said,

    Cool

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