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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, 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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Thomas Charles Hope, by Thomas Hodgetts, published by  David Hatton, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D35975

Thomas Charles Hope

by Thomas Hodgetts, published by David Hatton, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 1828-1830
NPG D35975

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, by J. Cardon, published by  Gjöthström & Magnusson, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D40610

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by J. Cardon, published by Gjöthström & Magnusson, after Sir Henry Raeburn
lithograph, 1828
NPG D40610

Charles Hope, Lord Granton, by Henry Edward Dawe, published by  Robert Scott, published by  David Hutton, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D35967

Charles Hope, Lord Granton

by Henry Edward Dawe, published by Robert Scott, published by David Hutton, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 10 June 1829
NPG D35967

Sir James Malcolm, after Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D38160

Sir James Malcolm

after Sir Henry Raeburn
lithograph, mid 19th century
NPG D38160

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, by Charles Turner, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D32855

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

by Charles Turner, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 1843
NPG D32855

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, by Charles Turner, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D32856

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

by Charles Turner, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 1843
NPG D32856

Francis Horner, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D3099

Francis Horner

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 1843
NPG D3099

John Clerk of Eldin, by Anton Hähnisch, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D33429

John Clerk of Eldin

by Anton Hähnisch, after Sir Henry Raeburn
lithograph, published 1855 (circa 1800)
NPG D33429

Hon. John Gray, by Thomas Hodgetts and Son, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D34899

Hon. John Gray

by Thomas Hodgetts and Son, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, late 19th century
NPG D34899

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir Thomas Hardy, by Sir George Scharf, possibly after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D35426

Unknown man, formerly known as Sir Thomas Hardy

by Sir George Scharf, possibly after Sir Henry Raeburn
pencil heightened with white on tracing paper, late 19th century
NPG D35426

Margaret Scott Moncrieff (née Macdonald), published by The Medici Society Ltd, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D38864

Margaret Scott Moncrieff (née Macdonald)

published by The Medici Society Ltd, after Sir Henry Raeburn
chromolithograph, published 1912 (circa 1814)
NPG D38864

Anne Neale Tucker Lauzun, published by The Medici Society Ltd, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D37197

Anne Neale Tucker Lauzun

published by The Medici Society Ltd, after Sir Henry Raeburn
chromolithograph, published 1913 (circa 1796)
NPG D37197

Thomas Telford, by Henry Macbeth-Raeburn, published by  H.C. Dickins, after  Sir Henry Raeburn - NPG D40501

Thomas Telford

by Henry Macbeth-Raeburn, published by H.C. Dickins, after Sir Henry Raeburn
mezzotint, published 1935 (circa 1812)
NPG D40501

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Alexander Wood

by John Kay, after Sir Henry Raeburn
reproduction of etching, 1806
NPG D16866

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