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Allan Ramsey

This day in 1713 saw the birth of Allan Ramsay, the Enlightenment painter.

His father was another Allan Ramsay, well known for his poetry. After studying in Italy, Allan Jr. became renowned as one of the best portrait painters of the Rococo era, and painted subjects as important as the future King George III.


Today's recipe: Nick Nairn's wild mushrooms on toast make a seasonal snack for one.


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