portrait of keith urquhart of meldrum follower of allan ramsay

Portrait of Keith Urquhart of Meldrum, Follower of Allan Ramsay.


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Oil on canvas in a good carved and giltwood frame
Keith Urquhart Vth of Meldrum, 18th Chief of Clan Urquhart, was born in Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1730. He was the son of William Urquhart and Mary Forbes.
He married Lady Jean Duff, daughter of William Duff of Braco and first Earl Fife and Jean Grant, Countess of Fife, on the 25th August 1753 in Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. They had one child, James Braco Urquhart VIth of Meldrum and 19th Chief.
Lady Jean died in1783, aged about 50.
Keith died in 1793, aged about 62.
Image 7 shows Meldrum House.
ALLAN RAMSAY 17131784.
Ramsay was born in Edinburgh. His father, also Allan Ramsay, was an important Scottish poet from whom the younger Ramsay inherited a tradition of strong nationalistic pride. Ramsay junior was instrumental in formulating a native Scottish style of painting, as his father had done for poetry.
Ramsay studied in London at St Martin's Lane Academy and at Hans Hysing's studio, before going to Italy. He worked from 1736 to 1738 at the French Academy in Rome under Francesco Imperiali and under Francesco Solimena in Naples. On his return he settled in London, although he continued to be active in Edinburgh. Between 1754 and 1757 he was in Italy, mostly in Rome. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1743. During his prime period he had a virtual monopoly on court painting. He became the official painter to George III in 1760, and Principal Painter-in-Ordinary in 1767. His assistants included David Martin, Alexander Nasmyth and Philip Reinagle.
SIZE:36 x 31 inches
PROVENANCE: Deceased Estate, Berkshire.
Internal Ref: 9311


Height = 91.5 cm (36")
Width = 79 cm (31")
Depth = 3.5 cm (2")

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