London, South Kensington
30 April 2015
Allan Ramsay (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover)
Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a blue cloak and cravat, holding a tricorn
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
in an English 18th century carved frame in the Louis XV style with cabochon centres and shell corners
Art market, London, 1970s.
Private collection, Spain.
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A. Smart, Allan Ramsay: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, ed. J. Ingamells, New Haven and London, 1999, p. 203, no. 594, fig. 493.
A chalk study, by Ramsay, of a three-quarter-length figure holding a tricorn (Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland) relates closely to the present portrait (see Smart, loc. cit. fig. 676).
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