Allan Ramsay

1 portrait

Allan Ramsay, by Allan Ramsay, circa 1737-1739 - NPG 3311 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Allan Ramsay

by Allan Ramsay
oil on canvas, circa 1737-1739
24 in. x 18 1/4 in. (610 mm x 464 mm) oval
Purchased, 1946
Primary Collection
NPG 3311


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  • Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), Portrait painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 118 portraits.

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  • Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 118 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Probably painted in Italy where Ramsey completed his training, this very early self-portrait shows his indebtedness to the vigour of the Italian baroque. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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  • Audio Guide
  • Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 226
  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 56
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 511
  • Smart, Alastair, Allan Ramsay, 1713-1784, 1992 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from Catalogue of exhibition held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 1 Aug. - 27 Sept. 1992; and the National Portrait Gallery, London, from 16 Oct. 1992 - 17 Jan. 1993.), p. 47