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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Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon (1743 - 1827) Pompeo Batoni

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The Artist's Wife: Margaret Lindsay of Evelick, c 1726 - 1782 Allan Ramsay

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Sir Henry Raeburn, 1756 - 1823. Portrait painter Thomas Campbell

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

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James Bruce of Kinnaird, 1730 - 1794. African explorer Pompeo Batoni

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Lady Charlotte Campbell, 1775 - 1861. Writer and famous beauty Johann Wilhelm Tischbein

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

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Professor Adam Ferguson [Adhamh MacFhearghais], 1723 - 1816. Philosopher and author Sir Joshua Reynolds

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Sir James Hall of Dunglass, 1761 - 1832. Geologist Angelica Kauffmann

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William Hamilton of Bangour, 1704 - 1754. Poet Gavin Hamilton

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Douglas Hamilton, 8th Duke of Hamilton and 5th Duke of Brandon, 1756 - 1799 (with Dr John Moore, 1730 - 1802, and Sir John Moore, 1761 - 1809, as a young boy) Gavin Hamilton

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Prince James receiving his son, Prince Henry, in front of the Palazzo del Re Paolo Monaldi, Pubalacci, Silvestri (Louis de Silvestre?)

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James Tassie, 1735 - 1799. Sculptor and gem engraver David Allan

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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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Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, 1739 - 1806. Banker and author Sir Joshua Reynolds

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Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess of Hamilton, 1733 - 1790 Gavin Hamilton

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Allan Ramsay, 1713 - 1784. Artist Michael Foye

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Jane Maxwell, Duchess of Gordon, about 1749 - 1812. Wife of the 4th Duke of Gordon Angelica Kauffmann

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Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon, 1743 - 1827. Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland Angelica Kauffmann

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Design for a Monument to David Hume Robert Adam

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