Proud Scottish Enlightenment Selfie! David Martin (1737-1797), 1760, was a British painter and engraver. Born in Fife, he studied in London and Italy, before gaining a reputation as a portrait painter. Martin painted over 300 portraits in his lifetime. One of the earliest independent ones is the 1767 one of Benjamin Franklin (now in the White House, Washington, DC). His most influential works depict Scottish Enlightenment figures like the chemist Joseph Black and the philosopher David Hume.

Proud Scottish Enlightenment Selfie! David Martin (1737-1797), 1760, was a British painter and engraver. Born in Fife, he studied in London and Italy, before gaining a reputation as a portrait painter. Martin painted over 300 portraits in his lifetime. One of the earliest independent ones is the 1767 one of Benjamin Franklin (now in the White House, Washington, DC). His most influential works depict Scottish Enlightenment figures like the chemist Joseph Black and the philosopher David Hume.

Charlotte-Louise de Rohan-Guéménée (née en 1722), princesse de Masseran,  Marquise de Crevecoeur, représentée en Hébé, par Jean-Marc Nattier (1685-1766)

Charlotte-Louise de Rohan-Guéménée (née en 1722), princesse de Masseran, Marquise de Crevecoeur, représentée en Hébé, par Jean-Marc Nattier (1685-1766)

E.A. Hornel by Bessie MacNicol, 1896.

E.A. Hornel by Bessie MacNicol, 1896.

1760 Self-portrait, David Martin(1737-1797) Scottish portraitist.

1760 Self-portrait, David Martin(1737-1797) Scottish portraitist.

Edward Burne-Jones, c1886, Study ‘St Mary Magdalen

Edward Burne-Jones, c1886, Study ‘St Mary Magdalen

A Young Woman, ca. 1760-1765 (Sir Joshua Reynolds) (1723-1792)   Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien    GG_6264

A Young Woman, ca. 1760-1765 (Sir Joshua Reynolds) (1723-1792) Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien GG_6264

“Man with the Cat (Henry Sturgis Drinker),” oil on canvas, Cecilia Beaux. 1898.

“Man with the Cat (Henry Sturgis Drinker),” oil on canvas, Cecilia Beaux. 1898.

Self-portrait with Lace Jabot, by Maurice Quentin de La Tour. Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, France.

Self-portrait with Lace Jabot, by Maurice Quentin de La Tour. Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, France.

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Anne-Louise Germaine de Staël

Anne-Louise Germaine de Staël

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