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Ramsay, Allan 1713-1784

Overview
Works: 184 works in 435 publications in 2 languages and 6,065 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Former owner, Editor, Dedicatee, Artist
Classifications: AC4, 759.2911
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Most widely held works about Allan Ramsay
 
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Most widely held works by Allan Ramsay
Thoughts on the origin and nature of government occasioned by the late disputes between Great Britain and her American colonies : written in the year 1766 by Allan Ramsay( )
28 editions published between 1769 and 2010 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on the naturalization of foreigners by Allan Ramsay( )
13 editions published between 1762 and 2005 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The investigator by Allan Ramsay( )
16 editions published between 1762 and 1971 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A letter to the Right Honourable the Earl of -- concerning the affair of Elizabeth Canning by Allan Ramsay( )
11 editions published between 1753 and 2007 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters on the present disturbances in Great Britain and her American provinces by Allan Ramsay( )
11 editions published in 1777 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thoughts on the origin and nature of government occasioned by the late disputes between Great Britain and her American colonies by Allan Ramsay( Book )
8 editions published in 1769 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on ridicule by Allan Ramsay( )
8 editions published in 1753 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dialogue on taste by Allan Ramsay( )
9 editions published between 1762 and 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An essay on the right of conquest by Allan Ramsay( )
9 editions published between 1783 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A letter to Edmund Burke, Esq. Occasioned by his speech in Parliament February 11, 1780 by Allan Ramsay( )
8 editions published in 1780 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observations upon the Riot Act With an Attempt Towards the Amendment of it. By a dilettante in law and politics by Allan Ramsay( )
8 editions published in 1781 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arno miscellany Being a collection of fugitive pieces written by the members of a society called the Oziosi at Florence by Florence Oziosi( )
8 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The investigator Number CCCXXII. To be continued occasionally by Allan Ramsay( )
8 editions published in 1755 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clark Library has 2 copies bound in 1 volume, both copies annotated by William Hogarth. Notes concern Hogarth's opinion of Ramsey's ideas about beauty, ones which were at odds with his own views as written in his Analysis of beauty
Lord Monboddo and some of his contemporaries by William Angus Knight( Book )
2 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enth.: Observations on "Ancient Metaphysics" / Samuel Horsley
A plan of reconciliation between Great Britain and her colonies ... By the author of the historical essay on the English constitution by Allan Ramsay( )
9 editions published between 1776 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allan Ramsay : painter, essayist and man of the enlightenment by Alastair Smart( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Allan Ramsay, Court painter to King George III, was one of the major portrait painters of the eighteenth-century British school. Born in Edinburgh, he was also an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment; his Dialogue on Taste merits an honoured place among eighteenth-century belles lettres. This book, by the world's foremost authority on Ramsay, gives an entirely fresh account of Ramsay's life and sheds new light on his artistic and intellectual development." "A classical scholar and master of several modern languages, Ramsay was unquestionably the most erudite artist of the age. His friends included such celebrated men of letters as David Hume, Adam Smith, Horace Walpole, Samuel Johnson and James Boswell; he also came to know the French philosophes Voltaire, Diderot, d'Holbach and Rousseau (whose portrait he painted). Alastair Smart describes Ramsay's early years, his artistic training in Scotland, England and Italy, his rise to prominence as the leading portrait painter in England, his two marriages, his travels abroad, and his appointment as painter to the King. He discusses Ramsay's ideas, especially as revealed in the Dialogue on Taste. He analyzes the various phases in Ramsay's development as a painter and explores his relationship to such established painters as Hogarth and Highmore and to the younger painters Reynolds and Gainsborough. Smart's extensive discussions of Ramsay's major works are accompanied by numerous reproductions of his paintings, many appearing for the first time." "Smart's biography of a remarkable Enlightenment figure - the fruits of sustained research over many years - fills a considerable gap in our knowledge of British eighteenth-century art."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Allan I Ramsay
Allan Ramsay
Allan Ramsey
Clergyman
Clergyman 1713-1784
Ramsay, A. 1713-1784
Ramsay, Allan I
Ramsay, Allan II
Ramsay, de.
Steady.
Steady 1713-1784
Languages
English (249)
French (1)
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