Scottish-born painter, one of the foremost 18th-century British portraitists.
Allan Ramsay painted numerous portraits of distinguished personages in a style that anticipated Sir Joshua Reynolds' grand manner, but his more lasting reputation rests on his less formal and more intimate studies. His portraits of women are especially notable for the warmth, tenderness, and bloom of their presentation, as well as for the technical facility with which lace and ruffles are reproduced. The influence of French Rococo portraiture is clear in the lightness and unpretentious elegance of these artworks.
In 1767 Allan Ramsay was appointed painter to George III and executed little but royal images thenceforth. Most of this oil painting, intended for government buildings, was done by assistants, and Ramsay devoted the rest of his life to political pamphleteering, classical studies, and conversation.
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