artists and art galleries of the world


George Jamesone - British Artist From Art History

Art History - Historical Artists > J > George Jamesone


Historical Artist - George Jamesone (1759 - 1817)

Scottish portraitist, George Jamesone worked mostly out of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. At one point, he was thought to have trained under Rubens but it is now known that that was not the case. His style is reflective of Cornelius Johnson’s, though Jamesone was nicknamed ‘the Scottish van Dyck.’ Many Scottish portraits are attributed to him. However, most of his work was badly preserved. Jamesone's pupil, John Michael Wright, also went on to be a highly important portrait painter in seventeenth century British art. Although Jamesone had several children with his young Aberdonian wife Isabella Tosche, only one lived to adulthood. This was his youngest daughter Mary. Mary Jamesone inherited her father's artistic talents and excelled in the craft of needlework. Four examples of her dexterity, four scenes from the Old Testament and Apocrypha, can be seen to this day in St. Nicholas Kirk in Aberdeen.

Contemporary United Kingdom Artists
Art Galleries in the United Kingdom | Contact Us | List Your Art | List Your Art Gallery | Site Map

The Art World - Artists, Art Galleries and Art Information Throughout The Art World