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Allan Ramsay, 1713–1784
Mary Adam
Former Title(s):
Mary Robertson, Mrs. William Adam
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
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
IIIF Manifest:

Allan Ramsay 1713-1784 (National Portrait Gallery, 1992-10-16 - 1993-01-16) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Allan Ramsay 1713-1784 (Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1992-08-01 - 1992-09-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, April 1977, pp. 243, 245, fig. 13, N1 .A54 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 182-183, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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

Duncan Macmillan, Scotland and the Origins of Modern Art, London, 2023, p. 12, fig.2, N6775 M33 2023 YCBA [ORBIS]

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) [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 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [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) [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) [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) [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) [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)] [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) [YCBA]

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

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

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