George Harley Drummond (1783–1855)

Sir Henry Raeburn British, Scottish

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The sitter, dressed in riding clothes, is George Harley Drummond of Stanmore, Middlesex, and Drumtochty. He married in 1801 and his son George, shown in The Drummond Children (50.145.31), was born in 1802. The foreshortened view of the grazing bay horse is the most complex part of the composition, though not the most important. It is curious, therefore, that the animal's hindquarters should be so prominently displayed.

George Harley Drummond (1783–1855), Sir Henry Raeburn (British, Stockbridge, Scotland 1756–1823 Edinburgh, Scotland), Oil on canvas

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