Sir Henry Raeburn(1756-1823), Portrait painter
Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 75 portraits
Born in Scotland, Henry Raeburn was first apprenticed to a goldsmith, but turned to painting miniatures, an art in which 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 the artist Pompeo Batoni. Upon his return to Edinburgh, Raeburn became a prolific and fashionable portrait artist. Raeburn also acted as trustee to the will of Alexander Edgar in which capacity he oversaw the selling of Edgar’s slaves in Jamaica. He became a member of the Royal Academy in 1815, and was appointed King's Limner for Scotland and was knighted in 1823.
by J. Cardon, published by Gj?thstr?m & Magnusson, after Sir Henry Raeburn
by Henry Edward Dawe, published by Robert Scott, published by David Hutton, after Sir Henry Raeburn
by Sir George Scharf, possibly after Sir Henry Raeburn
published by The Medici Society Ltd, after Sir Henry Raeburn
by Henry Macbeth-Raeburn, published by H.C. Dickins, after Sir Henry Raeburn
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