Robert Ramsden was one of several brothers, all of whom were painted by Reynolds.
Portrait of Robert Ramsden by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1755
© Aberdeen Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 75 x 88 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,000 ( Total: £11,000)
- Acquired in:
The artist returned from Italy in 1752, and immediately won acclaim and many commissions. Ramsden was one of well over a hundred sitters who had their portraits painted in 1755. The strong colouring of the picture reflects Reynolds' study of Venetian painting during a three-week stay in Venice on his way home from Rome.
Robert Ramsden; by descent to Mrs Butroid.
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