John Murray of Philliphaugh, MP by Allan Ramsay

John Murray of Philliphaugh (1726-1800) was the eldest surviving son of John Murray MP.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Acquired in:
1987
Bequeathed by:
A L Gray through The Art Fund

His mother was Eleanor, daughter of Lord Basil Hamilton and grand-daughter of William, 3rd Duke of Hamilton. As a portrait painter Ramsay occupies an important position in the period between the end of Hogarth's career and Reynolds' rise to fame. He is celebrated as an unusually sympathetic portrayer of Queen Charlotte.

Provenance

A L.Gray

Venue details

Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire AB10 1FQ 01224 523700 www.aagm.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

The gallery is closed until late 2018.

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