Sir Henry Raeburn

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Henry Raeburn

Birthplace: Stockbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of William Raeburn and Ann Elder
Husband of Anne Edgar
Father of Peter Raeburn and Henry Raeburn of St. Bernard's
Brother of William Raeburn

Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Sir Henry Raeburn

Biographical Summary

Raeburn, Sir Henry. 04/03/1756-08/07/1823. Ref: 1234. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: Knight (1822).
  • Place of Birth: Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: St John's Cemy. Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Artist, Portrait Painter.
  • Appointments Held: Portrait Painter to His Majesty in Scotland.
  • Schools and Tutors: George Heriot's School, Edinburgh 1771.
  • Training: Edinburgh goldsmith and jeweller.
  • Marital Status: Married (1778) Ann Edgar, Mrs Leslie.
  • Mother: Ann Elder.
  • Father: William (or Robert?) Raeburn, manufacturer, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
  • References: DNB 47, 1896, 155-9; Irving 421; Shapin 377; W P Anderson 1931,66, 727.
  • Memberships: RA(1815), Highland Society.
  • Date of Election: 24/01/1820.
  • Proposers: Sir W Adam, Sir D Brewster, Sir G S Mackenzie (Minute 06/12/1819 NLS Acc10,000/4 & ms Proposal undated Acc10,000/42).
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 758


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Sir Henry Raeburn's Timeline

March 4, 1756
Edinburgh, Scotland
Age 27
July 8, 1823
Age 67
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland