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Allan Ramsay

Allan Ramsay
(1713-1784)

Artist

Son of Allan Ramsay the poet, Allan junior showed a precocious talent for drawing. After three years’ study in Rome he established himself as one of the most successful and talented portrait painters, and by the time he moved to London in 1762 he was a rich man whose reputation was secure. He was appointed George III’s portrait painter five years later. He moved to Italy in his later years and died at Dover on his way home during a bout of homesickness.