A fine portrait of a Nobleman
A fine portrait of a Nobleman
A fine portrait of a Nobleman

JOHN RAMAGE (c.1748-1802)

A fine portrait of a Nobleman

c. 1780 United States

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A fine portrait of a Nobleman with powdered hair en queue, wearing a gold trimmed blue coat with gold buttons, and yellow and green embroidered white waistcoat and lace cravat
In gold frame

Ramage studied art in the Dublin Society’s Drawing School, he lived briefly in London before moving to Halifax in 1772 and Boston in 1775 where he established himself as a miniaturist and gold smith. By 1776 he was seeking commissions in New York City where he became the city’s leading miniaturist. Amongst his distinguished sitters were George Washington; George Clinton, governor of New York and member of the Van Rennsselaer family.
The sitter is wearing a similar waistcoat to that worn by William Few, a statesman and banker (1748-1828) who had his portrait taken by Ramage circa 1787
Minor restoration at the border
Height 39.00 mm (1.54 inches)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
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