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RAMSAY, Allan (1713 - 1784), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RAMSAY, Allan (1713 - 1784), Painter

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1713, in Edinburgh; died 10 August 1784, in Dover.

Painter. History painting, portraits.

Allan Ramsay was the son of the celebrated Scottish poet with the same name. He studied under Hans Hayssing in London, then in Edinburgh (where he started drawing directly from nature), and finally in Rome. In 1736 he went to Italy, where he was exposed to the fashionable

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