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.)
Lot 11
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.)
Sold for £61,250 (US$ 102,844) inc. premium
Auction Details
Scottish Art Edinburgh
17 Apr 2013 14:00 BST

Auction 20646
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; He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1748, appointed Lord of Session in 1762 and Lord of Justiciary in 1787.

    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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