Raeburn’s People at Kirkcudbright Galleries

Sir Henry Raeburn, 'Stair Hathorn Stewart of Physgill and Glasserton'
Sir Henry Raeburn, 'Stair Hathorn Stewart of Physgill and Glasserton' (detail)

Eye to Eye: Sir Henry Raeburn’s Portraits

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 11:30 - 17:00

From: 4 Jul 2024

To: 29 Sep 2024

Kirkcudbright Galleries
St. Mary Street
Dumfries & Galloway

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Widely recognised as Scotland’s foremost portrait painter, Sir Henry Raeburn (1756 – 1823) takes his place in the pantheon of the very best artists of the genre, such as Allan Ramsay, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, George Romney and Thomas Lawrence.

Raeburn painted 1,000 or so known works in a prolific period from around 1780 onwards and is particularly celebrated for his paintings of men. A new exhibition at Kirkcudbright Galleries will challenge that premise and show around 40 characterful paintings of women and children, drawn from public and private collections, some of which have never been seen in public before.

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