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Allan Ramsay, 1713–1784, British
Mary Adam
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 37 x 28 inches (94 x 71.1 cm)

signed and dated 1754

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
book | chair | dress (costume) | fichu | linen (material) | mourning | mourning | pince-nez | portrait | ruffle | spectacles | woman
Associated People:
Adam, Mary
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Allan Ramsay 1713-1784 (Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1992-08-01 - 1992-09-27)

Allan Ramsay 1713-1784 (National Portrait Gallery, 1992-10-16 - 1993-01-16)

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Geoffrey W. Beard, The work of Robert Adam, J. Bartholomew, Edinburgh, 1978, p. 35, no. 3, NJ18 Ad3 B43 1978 (YCBA)

David Bindman, The History of British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2008, pp43-45(v.2), fig. 15, N6761 +H57 2008 Oversize (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 50, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Paintings and drawings by Allan Ramsay, 1713-1784, painter-in-Ordinary to George III., London County Council, London, 1958, p. 12, no. 8, NJ18 R1884 P25 1958 (YCBA)

Margaret H. B. Sanderson, Robert Adam and Scotland, portrait of an architect , Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh, 1992, p. 12, NJ18 Ad3 S25 1992 (YCBA)

Alastair Smart, Allan Ramsay, painter, essayist, and man of the Enlightenment , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, CT, 1992, pp. 107-08, no. 87, NJ18 R1884 S62 1992 (YCBA)

Alastair Smart, Allan Ramsay, 1713-1784, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, 1992, pp. 10, 23-24,, no. 41, NJ18 R1884 S53 1992+ (YCBA)

Alastair Smart, Allan Ramsay, a complete catalogue of his paintings , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, CT, 1999, pp. 69-70, 332, no. 4, fig. 444, NJ18 R1884 A12 S52 1999 (YCBA)

Ellis Waterhouse, Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters in Oils and Crayons, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1981, pp. 294-96, ND466 +W38 Oversize (YCBA)

Ellis Waterhouse, An Impressive Panorama of British Portraiture, Apollo, v. 105, no. 182, April 1977, p. 243, 245, fig. 13, N1 A54 + (YCBA) Another copy of this article may be found in a separately bound and catalogued copy of this issue located on the Mellon Shelf [call number : N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA)]

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 3, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Yale Center for British Art, Selected paintings, drawings & books, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1977, p. 18, N590.2 A82 (YCBA)

Doreen Yarwood, Robert Adam., J.M. Dent, London, 1970, pp. 38-39, fig. 3, NJ18 Ad3 Y37 1970 (YCBA)

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 243, 245, fig. 13, N5220 M552 A7 1977 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Published as April 1977 issue of Apollo; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 105:2 +]

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