Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Scottish Artist—Portrait of an 18th Century Lady

Sir Henry Raeburn, Portrait of Miss Eleanor Urquhart, c. 1793, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Scottish artist Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) was a leading portrait painter of his day.  Do you notice an almost impressionistic quality to his brushwork in the work of art above?

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