Copy of (19th cent) letter from David Allan to Frances Erskine, Lady Mar, 1773: sends painting to her, and mentions his work in Rome and family news.
Letter from David Allan, 1744-1796, artist
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- Dates of Creation1773
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.01 metres
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Administrative / Biographical History
David Allan (1744-1796 ), artist, who was known as the Scottish Hogarth, was born in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. He studied at the Foulis Academy, Glasgow and then in Rome where he trained under Gavin Hamilton. From 1777 he worked in London as a portrait painter and then moved to Edinburgh to take up a post at the Edinburgh Academy of Arts, where he became Director in 1786 . Amongst his better known works is the Penny Wedding (1795 ), his illustrations of Allan Ramsay's (c1685-1758) Gentle Shepherd(1725 ) and his illustrations of the work of Robert Burns (1759-1796).
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Fonds level description compiled by H M Kemp and Alan Borthwick, Scottish Archive Network project, 10 May 2002.