Allan Ramsay, Portrait of Lord Stonefield, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 ins
Lot 5
Allan Ramsay (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover) Three quarter length portrait of John Campbell, Lord Stonefield 125 x 100 cm. (49 3/16 x 39 3/8 in.)
£80,000 - 100,000
US$ 130,000 - 170,000
Auction Details
Allan Ramsay (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover) Three quarter length portrait of John Campbell, Lord Stonefield
Lot Details
Allan Ramsay (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover)
Three quarter length portrait of John Campbell, Lord Stonefield
signed and dated 'A Ramsay/1749' (lower right), inscribed 'LORD STONEFIELD' (lower left)
oil on canvas
125 x 100 cm. (49 3/16 x 39 3/8 in.)
in original gilt and gesso frame

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Private Collection, Scotland

    LITERATURE:
    A. Smart, Allan Ramsay: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, ed. J. Ingamells, New Haven and London, 1999, no. 497, p. 186, fig. 327

    Eldest son of Archibald Campbell of Stonefield, married 1750 Lady Grace Stuart, daughter 2nd Earl of Bute; Lord of Session 1763 as Lord Stonefield.

    Lord Stonefield's assertive gaze and exquisite costume combine to make this portrait one of Ramsay's finest. Although the pose, with Stonefield's right hand on his hip and his left supported by a table, was used often by Ramsay and other contemporary portrait painters here it seems both natural and elegant.
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