See also:historical painter, was
See also:born at
See also:Alloa . On leaving
See also:Foulis's academy of
See also:painting at
See also:Glasgow (1762), after seven years'successful study, he obtained the patronage of
See also:Lord Cathcart and of
See also:Erskine of
See also:Mar, on whose
See also:estate he had been born . The latter furnished him with the means of proceeding to Rome (1764), where he remained for a number of years engaged principally in copying the old masters . Among the
See also:works which he then painted was the " Origin of
See also:Portraiture "—representing a Corinthian maid
See also:drawing her,
See also:lover's shadow—well known through Domenico Cunego's excellent
See also:engraving . This gained for him the gold medal given by the Academy of St Luke in the
See also:year 1773 for the best specimen of historical composition . Returning from Rome in 1797, he resided for a
See also:time in
See also:London, and occupied himself in portrait-painting . In 178o he removed to
See also:Edinburgh, where, on the
See also:death of
See also:Runciman in 1786, he was appointed director and
See also:master of the Academy of Arts . There he painted and etched in aquatint a variety of works, those by which he is best known—as the "Scotch
See also:Wedding," the "Highland Dance," the " Repentance
See also:Stool," and his " Illustrations of the Gentle Shepherd "—being remarkable for their comic
See also:humour . He was called the " Scottish
See also:Hogarth "; but his drolleries hardly entitle him to this comparison . Allan died at Edinburgh on the 6th of
See also:August 1796 .
SIR HUGH ALLAN (1810–1882)
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