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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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Sir Henry Raeburn

after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, circa 1816-1822
NPG D6569


Sir Henry Raeburn

by William Camden Edwards, after Sir Henry Raeburn
line engraving, (circa 1815)
NPG D39169


Sir Henry Raeburn

by and published by William Walker, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 1 January 1826 (circa 1815)
NPG D39170