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18th Century Portrait of Sir John Inglis Bart by Sir Henry Raeburn



A half length portrait, the sitter a Scottish aristocrat Sir John Inglis looking rather serious dressed in a blue coat and seated in an interior with his hands together over his lap. The painting is in a carved wood frame having a lower plaque referencing Sir Henry Raeburn. Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) 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 His Majesty King George IV in Scotland and his subjects like the one in this painting represent the Who's Who of Edinburgh society of the day. Raeburn has been described as a "famously intuitive"portrait painter. He was unusual amongst many of his contemporaries, such as Reynolds, in the extent of his philosophy of painting directly from life; he made no preliminary sketches.This attitude partly explains the often coarse modelling and clashing colour combinations he employed, in contrast to the more refined style of Thomas Gainsborough and Reynolds. However these qualities and those mentioned above anticipate many of the later developments in painting of the 19th century from Romanticism to Impressionism. Raeburn wax prolific and it is recorded that he made more than a thousand paintings spanning 50 years. Sir Henry Raeburn died in Edinburgh at is buried in St. Cuthbert's churchyard against the east wall (the monument erected by Raeburn in advance) but also has a secondary memorial in the Church of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh.


  • Creator
    Sir Henry Raeburn (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 34.5 in. (87.63 cm)Width: 27.2 in. (69.09 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Style
    Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1790
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Vancouver, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4631215544021

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