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Framed Reverend Walker Skating
Reverend Walker Skating
by Sir Henry Raeburn
27" x 31" Frame
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Sir Henry Raeburn (1756 – 1823) was Scotland’s first portrait. He served as a portrait painter to King George IV in Scotland. Raeburn exhibited in several solo shows and featured in many exhibitions in museums and galleries in Scotland. His paintings tell the story of where he was going and where he had been as an artist and as a person. Raeburn’s pieces of artwork were a creation of scenes taken from the beautiful, inspiring, and colorful places he held dear to his heart. Raeburn was apprenticed to the goldsmith James Gilliland of Edinburgh at the age of fifteen. His mourning rings, the various pieces of jewellery adorned with minute drawings on ivory by his hand, still exist. During his apprenticeship he started producing carefully finished portrait miniatures; meeting with patronage and success, Raeburn extended his practice to oil painting. Gilliland watched him with a lot of interest and soon introduced him to David Martin, who was then the leading portrait painter in Edinburgh, and had been a favorite assistant of Allan Ramsay the Latter. Soon Raeburn had gained sufficient skill to make him decide to devote himself exclusively to painting. He was especially aided by the loan of portraits to copy. George Chalmers is his earliest known portrait. In 1812, Raeburn was elected president of the Society of Artists in Edinburgh, two years later associate, and in 1815 a full member of the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1822 he was knighted by George IV and appointed his limner for Scotland at the Earl of Hopetoun house. Currently, many collectors are seriously seeking for framed Sir Henry Raeburn art.
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