Sir James Dalrymple BT MP by Allan Ramsay

An informal three quarter length portrait of Sir James Dalrymple (1692-1751) in situ in the dining room at Newhailes shortly before James Norie the Elder painted the room in 1739.


Oil on canvas
124.5 x 101 cm
Acquired in:
Trustees of Sir Mark Dalrymple's Trust

The sitter was Auditor of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland. Part of a grant for 4 portraits.


Painted for the sitter; thence by descent through the Dalrymple family, Newhailes, East Lothian.

Venue details

Newhailes Newhailes Road, MUSSELBURGH East Lothian EH21 6RY 0131 653 5599

Entry details

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