Robert Adam, 1728 - 1792. Architect
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Robert Adam, 1728 - 1792. Architect 1792

On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
The architect Robert Adam’s period of study in Rome, from 1755-1757, coincided with the artist Allan Ramsay’s second stay in that city. In letters home Adam referred to Ramsay cheekily as “Old Mumpy” and “Black-beard Allan”. Nevertheless, he visited the Ramsays regularly, explaining that “nothing could be genteeler than their weekly conversations . . . and as Mrs Ramsay is of so good a family and Mumpy himself so rich they are no discredit.” He joined the artist on sketching expeditions and Ramsay painted his portrait in 1755.

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  • Acc. No. PG 201
  • Medium Paste
  • Size framed: 13.60 x 11.00 x 2.90 cm
  • Credit Transferred from the National Gallery of Scotland 1889