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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R496
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters (Volume 2) (Paperback): Allan Cunningham

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... EAMSAY. ALLAN RAMS AT, principal painter to George III., was the son of Allan Ramsay the poet, and Christian Ross his wife, and born at Edinburgh, in the year 1713, the eldest of seven children. His descent from the noble family of Dalhousie is clear and undisputed: it was claimed in verse by his father, and admitted by the contemporary Earl, who thought it to his honour that the restorer of Scottish national poetry was of the family tree. The author of the " Gentle Shepherd" was, in fact, the great grandson of the laird of Coekpen, a younger brother of that old house. Of the painter's early years we have but a brief account. He began to sketch at twelve: Edwards, in his anecdotes, says he was "rather self-taught." The first notice we have of him is in a letter from his father to Smibert the painter, in 1736, when the artist was twenty-three years old. "My son Allan has been pursuing his science since he was a dozen years auld; was with Mr. Hyssing in London for some time, about two years ago;l has since been painting here like a Raphael; sets out for the seat of the Beast beyond the Alps within a month heilce, to be away two years. I'm sweer 2 to part with him, but canna stem the current which flows from the advice of his patrons, and his own inclination." The patronage withheld from the father 1 Hans Huzssing, according to Walpole, was an artist of Stockholm, who came over to England in 1700, and lived many years with Dahl, whose manner he imitated. He painted the three Princesses, daughters of the King, in the robes they wore at the Coronation. It is possible that Ramsay may have studied for a short time under this Swedish artist; but he came to London when he was about twenty years of age, and entered at once as a student at the St. Martin's Lane Acad...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Allan Cunningham
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 170
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-68008-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Film, television, music, theatre
Books > Biography > Film, television, music, theatre
LSN: 1-235-68008-8
Barcode: 9781235680083

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