Portrait of Thomas Shairp of Houston by Allan Ramsay

This vignette portrait of Thomas Shairp is one of six portraits of the Shairp family.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76 x 64 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
1993
Vendor:
369 Gallery Edinburgh

The Shairps, who were friends of the artist, lived in Houston House, near Upwall in West Lothian.

Provenance

The Shairp family at Houston House near Edinburgh until the house passed by marriage to Mr Ian Lindsay; sold when Houston House became a hotel in the 1960's; Christie's, Edinburgh, 1991; Mr Andrew Brown, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh.

Venue details

City Art Centre 2 Market Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1DE 01315 293 993 www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk

Entry details

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