Miss Craigie, later Mrs. Reid
- Allan Ramsay, Scottish, 1713-1784
Miss Craigie, later Mrs. Reid, 1741
Oil paint on canvas
Signed and dated in lower right corner, A. Ramsay 1741
Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, 2019.12
Hailed by the eighteenth-century connoisseur Horace Walpole as the greatest painter of female portraits, the Scottish-born Allan Ramsay enjoyed success in both Edinburgh and London. In 1761 he was named painter to George III. Ramsey’s portrait of a fresh, exuberant Miss Craigie—her first name is not known—was followed by portraits of her father, a leading political and legal figure in Scotland, her sister Anne, and, upon her marriage in 1751, her husband. "Miss Craigie" remained in the family of her descendants for nearly 250 years.
- “Treasures from the Berger Collection: British Paintings 1400-2000” — Denver Art Museum, 10/2/2014 – 9/9/2018
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