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Henry Raeburn and his Printmakers
  • Publisher National Galleries of Scotland in partnership with Edinburgh University Library, Museums & Galleries
  • Size 16 x 24 cm

Henry Raeburn and his Printmakers

David Alexander, Viccy Coltman and Stephen Lloyd

Sir Henry Raeburn (1756–1823) was not only the foremost portraitist working in Scotland during the Regency period, but he can also be considered as one of the most distinctive British or European painters of his generation. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of his birth in Edinburgh, this book focuses on a little-studied but vital aspect of his reputation, namely the dissemination of his portraits through reproductive prints. From 1790 until the artist’s death in 1823 around fifty singly-published plates were engraved and published in Edinburgh and London. Twenty-four works from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s comprehensive collection are discussed by David Alexander, a leading scholar of British printmaking and publishing.

32pp | Paperback | 21 colour illustrations


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