Allan Ramsay Allan Ramsay, 1713 - 1784. Artist (Self-portrait) About 1755 - 1756


Born 1713
Died 1784
Nationality Scottish
Birth place Edinburgh
Death place Dover

Ramsay, named after his father who was a poet, was internationally renowned for his outstanding portraits. He attended the new Academy of Saint Luke in Edinburgh and then continued his artistic education in Italy. He visited Rome, studying at the French Academy and Naples. British residents commissioned many portraits from him and as soon as he returned to London he established a successful studio. He also returned to Edinburgh regularly. King George III appointed him King's painter. As a gifted conversationalist and writer of essays, Ramsay pursued his scholarly interests when injury to his right arm in 1773 ended his painting career.


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