FROM THE COLLECTION OF HIS GRACE, THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM|
12865. PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN IN BLUE COAT AND WHITE STOCK, c. 1750 by Allan Ramsay, R.A., (of the Royal Academy). Provenance: The collection of a Southern gentleman. Previously from the collection of His Grace, the Late Duke of Buckingham and Chandos at Stowe House.
Allan Ramsay, R.A. (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover) was a prominent Scottish portrait painter. As a young man he studied in Rome, Florence, Naples and Tivoli, researching, painting and drawing old masters, antiquities and archaeological sites. He is known for his many paintings of English and French nobility including a portrait of King George III, for whom he held the title of 'Principle Painter in Ordinary'. The Scottish National Gallery holds a large collection of his work. Ramsay also has paintings in the collection of several British institutions including the National Gallery in London, Sheffield, Derby Art Gallery (attributed), Glasgow Museum and Newstead Abbey. His works have been featured in Sotheby's and Christie's Old Masters auctions.