Citizens of the World: David Hume & Allan Ramsay

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Scotland made a remarkable contribution to the European Enlightenment of the eighteenth century with many of her citizens contributing to the ferment of ideas and shifts in attitude which transformed the world.

Two Scots, David Hume, the great philosopher, and Allan Ramsay, the outstanding painter, were at the centre of this cultural and intellectual revolution. This display explores their world, their friends, their families and their patrons.

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Second floor

  • Gallery 2
  • Gallery 3
  • Gallery 4
  • Gallery 1
  • Gallery 5
  • Gallery 6
  • Gallery 7
  • Gallery 8
  • Gallery 9
  • Gallery 10
Portrait Second floor

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778) Allan Ramsay

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David Hume, 1711 - 1776. Historian and philosopher Allan Ramsay

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John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, about 1693 - 1770. Soldier Thomas Gainsborough

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James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton, 1702 - 1768, and his family Jeremiah Davison

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Anne Bayne, Mrs Allan Ramsay, d. 1743. Wife of the artist Allan Ramsay Allan Ramsay

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Rev. Alexander Carlyle, 1722 - 1805. Divine and pamphleteer Sir Henry Raeburn

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Hew Dalrymple, Lord Drummore, 1690 - 1755. Scottish judge Allan Ramsay

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William Aikman, 1682 - 1731. Artist (Self-portrait) William Aikman

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James Boswell, 1740 - 1795. Diarist and biographer of Dr Samuel Johnson George Willison

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Allan Ramsay, 1684 - 1758. Poet William Aikman

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Queen Charlotte; Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, 1744 - 1818. Queen of George III Allan Ramsay

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Allan Ramsay, 1713 - 1784. Artist Michael Foye

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George III, 1738 - 1820. Reigned 1760 - 1820 Allan Ramsay

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