FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
(after) Sir Henry RAEBURN
Sir Henry Raeburn FRSE RA RSA (; 4 March 1756 – 8 July 1823) was a Scottish portrait painter and Scotland's first significant
portrait painter since the Union to remain based in Scotland. He served as Portrait Painter to King George IV in Scotland.
Originally apprenticed to a goldsmith, Henry Raeburn showed enormous artistic talent as a young man. In 1784 he moved to
London where he met the important portrait painter Joshua Reynolds. He spent some time in Italy but returned to Edinburgh
in 1787 where he began painting portraits of the rich, famous and important people of his day. He was in constant demand and
received many honours: in 1822 he was knighted when the King visited Edinburgh. Sir Henry Raeburn died a year later.
Title: "Portrait of Margaritta MacDonald in
red jacket and white gown (half-length)"
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Medium: Original Oil Painting on Canvas
Framed size: 40.25" x 34.5"
Canvas size: 30" x 25"