Portrait of Robert Ramsden by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Robert Ramsden was one of several brothers, all of whom were painted by Reynolds.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
75 x 88 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £11,000)
Acquired in:
1978
Vendor:
Agnew's

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.

Provenance

Robert Ramsden; by descent to Mrs Butroid.

Venue details

Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire AB10 1FQ 03000 200 293 www.aagm.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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