The Berger Collection

Allan Ramsay (1713-1784)
John Reid, 1751
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated, 1751
30 x 24 3/4 in. (76 x 63 cm)

Allan Ramsay painted this portrait as a companion to the picture he painted of John Reid's wife, the former Miss Craigie, also in the Berger Collection. In contrast to the portrayal of his wife, the portrait of John Reid is somewhat more serious and somber.


By descent in the sitters' family until 1990; Christie's, July 12, 1990, lot 43; Horsendon Manor, Buckinghamshire; Christie's, Horsendon Manor, October 22, 1997, lot 659

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