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Portrait of Lt. General Alexander Campbell, M.P., three-quarter-length

  • Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • Title: Portrait of Lt. General Alexander Campbell, M.P., three-quarter-length
  • Artist: Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A.
  • Origins:
  • Format (cm): 127 x 101.2 cm.
  • Format (in): 50 x 39 7/8 in.
  • Material:
  • Last Sale price: 20 000,00
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Portrait of Lt. General Alexander Campbell, M.P., three-quarter-length

Description

Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. (Stockbridge 1756-1823 Edinburgh) Portrait of Lt. General Alexander Campbell, M.P., three-quarter-length oil on canvas 50 x 39 7/8 in. (127 x 101.2 cm.)
(Possibly) Lady O’Hagan, London. Mrs. Helen Cowrie, Glasgow; Christie’s, London, 18 May 1951, lot 96 (100 gns. to Bernard). with Newhouse Galleries, New York, from whom purchased by The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 1952.
PROPERTY OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
E. Pinnington, Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A. , New York, 1904, pp. 221, 264. W.R. Valentiner, Catalogue of Paintings: Including Three Sets of Tapestries , Raleigh, 1956, no. 99. The North Carolina Musuem of Art, British Paintings to 1900: Catalogue of Paintings , Raleigh, 1969, II, no. 98.
Raleigh, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Robert F. Phifer Collection , 31 March-13 May 1973, pp. 68-69. British Portraits to 1900 , The North Carolina Museum of Art Traveling Exhibition.
J.B. Bird, 1834
Born in Scotland in 1751, Alexander Campbell (1751-1832) gained his lieutenancy in the Royal Regiment in 1770 and was made Captain of the 62nd Regiment in Ireland in September 1772. Campbell embarked for Canada as Captain of light infantry under General Carleton in the Northern Campaign of 1776. After the surrender of the army at Saratoga in late 1777, he exchanged from the Americas and was appointed to serve as Major to the 1st Battalion of light infantry. He was later stationed in the West Indies in 1795, after which he returned to Scotland. Campbell was a founding member of the Highland Society of Scotland in 1784, and was the Member of Parliament (House of Commons) for Anstruther Easter 1797-1802 and Stirling from June 1807 through July 1818.

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