Sir Henry Raeburn, 1756 - 1823. Portrait painter
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Sir Henry Raeburn, 1756 - 1823. Portrait painter 1822

On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
By 1822 Raeburn was nearing the end of a hugely succesful career which established him as one of the greatest of all Scottish portrait painters. In celebration of this, Campbell produced this bust in the classical style. Campbell, from Edinburgh, was working in Rome at the time but he would have been familiar with Raeburn's appearance. The bust must have reached Edinburgh before Raeburn's death in July 1823, as it is recorded that he was "much pleased with it'".

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Bust

Sculpted portrait consisting of the head and the top of the shoulders.

Classicism

A general term for art and architecture based on ancient Greek and Roman culture.

Bust, Classicism

Details

  • Acc. No. PG 1037
  • Medium Marble
  • Size Height: 64.40 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1926