Ramsay & Edinburgh Fashion

June 13 2024

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Picture: The National Trust for Scotland

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The National Trust for Scotland have recently opened an exhibition dedicated to the fashion found in Allan Ramsay's female portraits. Entitled Ramsay & Edinburgh Fashion, the show brings together a significant group of portraits in the Trust's care which have only recently be conserved and redisplayed.

According to the website:

The display explores how vital it was for a painter in the 1700s to be familiar with dress styles, materials and accessories because fashion was a key signifier of good taste. New research lays out the trades involved in fashion – from the milliners to the mantua-makers – along Edinburgh’s High Street, and sets this against the fashion for portraiture in the mid-18th century.

The display at The Georgian House in Ediburgh will run until 24th November 2024.

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