The Rev. Samuel Martin

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David Martin
Born Anstruther, 1737-1797

Reverend Samuel Martin (1748 - 1829)

Oil on canvas, dated 1789
Presented by Mrs Jessie Martin
Museum Number 79 - 1912

This portrait celebrates the artist's younger brother's degree in Divinity from St Andrews University. Seated in his library, Samuel raises his finger to heaven.

Martin was Allan Ramsay's chief assistant in London and his style mirrors his master's characteristically elegant style.

The Rev. Samuel Martin
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