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Raeburn, Henry, Sir, 1756-1823

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Personal name headingRaeburn, Henry, Sir, 1756-1823
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Associated countryScotland
Birth date1756-03-04
Death date1823-07-08
Place of birthStockbridge (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Profession or occupationPortrait painters
Found inThomson, D. Raeburn, 1997: t.p. (Sir Henry Raeburn, 1756-1823)
Pictures by Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A., 1911.
Oxford dictionary of national biography WWW site, 22 Sep., 2016 (Raeburn, Sir Henry, portrait painter, was born on 4 March 1756 in the village of Stockbridge, now a district of Edinburgh; honours came fast in Raeburn's final years: membership of the American Academy of Fine Arts in 1819, a fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1820, a knighthood in 1822, and the revived office of king's painter and limner in Scotland in 1823; the day after returning to Edinburgh, Raeburn attempted to resume his work-the "task" he had set himself many years before-but felt too unwell to continue; he retired to bed and shortly afterwards, on 8 July, died of "a total failure of the system")