Allan Ramsay the Younger

1713-84

PAINTER

The eldest son of the poet, Alan Ramsay excelled as a portrait painter, particularly of women.
After receiving training in Edinburgh and London, he went on to Italy and studied further there for some two years. He then made his name in London and was appointed portrait painter to George III, rather to the annoyance of the ambitious Sir Joshua Reynolds. Ramsay had charm, liked conversation, was popular in society and enjoyed travel, particularly in Italy.

His burial Place is in Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh. His work can be seen in the National Gallery at the Mound and in the National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street.

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