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.
by Henry Bone, after Sir Henry Raeburn
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1797 (circa 1794)
by William Holl Sr, published by Robert John Thornton, after Sir Henry Raeburn
stipple engraving and etching, published 1 June 1804