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.
Sir James Dalrymple BT MP by Allan Ramsay, 1740
- 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.
Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £12.50)
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