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Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823), Portrait painter

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 72 portraits
Born in Scotland, Henry Raeburn was first apprenticed to a goldsmith, but turned to painting miniatures, in which art he was apparently self-taught. In around 1780 Raeburn married Ann Leslie, a wealthy widow, and was able to travel and study in Italy under Pompeo Batoni. Upon his return to Edinburgh, Raeburn became a prolific and fashionable portrait artist. He became a member of the Royal Academy in 1815, was appointed king's limner for Scotland and was knighted in 1823.

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John Home

by Sir Henry Raeburn
oil on canvas, circa 1795-1800
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Sir John Sinclair, 1st Bt

after Sir Henry Raeburn
oil on canvas, (circa 1807-1813)
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Henry Mackenzie

by Sir Henry Raeburn
oil on canvas, circa 1810
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John Playfair

by Sir Henry Raeburn
oil on canvas, circa 1811
NPG 840

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Francis Horner

by Sir Henry Raeburn
oil on canvas, 1812
NPG 485

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Hugh William Williams

by Sir Henry Raeburn
oil on canvas, circa 1818
NPG 965

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John Bruce

by Edward Mitchell, after Sir Henry Raeburn
line engraving, (circa 1794)
NPG D32244

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Sir Walter Farquhar, Bt

by Henry Bone, after Sir Henry Raeburn
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1796 (exhibited 1798)
NPG D17262

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Robert Cunninghame Graham (Robert Graham of Gartmore)

by Henry Bone, after Sir Henry Raeburn
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1797 (circa 1794)
NPG D17260

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John Home

by and published by Andrew Birrell, after Sir Henry Raeburn
line engraving, published 9 May 1799
NPG D35939

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Alexander Monro Secundus

by James Heath, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 1800
NPG D11089

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Hugh Blair

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 1802
NPG D31808

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Hugh Blair

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 1802
NPG D31809

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Daniel Rutherford with 'A distant View of Edinburgh'

by William Holl Sr, published by Robert John Thornton, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 June 1804
NPG D34337

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Daniel Rutherford

by William Holl Sr, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, 1804
NPG D5861

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John Gray

by George Dawe, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, 1806
NPG D34900

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Alexander Adam

by Charles Turner, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 1808
NPG D7166

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Hugh Blair

by Charles Bestland, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 4 December 1809
NPG D31806

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Hugh Blair

by Charles Bestland, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 4 December 1809
NPG D31807

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Hugh Blair

by Charles Bestland, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving, published 4 December 1809
NPG D15189