Alexander Runciman

Alexander Runciman

Birth
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Death 4 Oct 1785 (aged 49)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Burial Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Memorial ID 11258126 · View Source
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Artist. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was the elder brother of John Runciman, with whom he worked closely. Runciman taught in Edinburgh, one of his pupils being the noted Neo-Classical painter Jacob More (1740-93). The brothers traveled to Italy together in 1767, but unfortunately John died there the following year. Runciman became one of Scotland's foremost decorative painters and his most notable work was inside Penicuik House (1772), where he painted scenes from Scottish history. Sadly this work was lost in the fire which destroyed the house, although the artist's sketches remain.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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ANNO DOMINI MDCCCLXVI
Erected by the Royal Scottish Academy in memory of the two brothers eminent as Historical Painters
Left:
ALEXANDER RUNCIMAN
B 1763 D 1785
A native of Edinburgh where he died in October MDCCLXXXV
In this Burying Ground
Right:
JOHN RUNCIMAN
B 1744 : D 1768
Also born in Edinburgh who died at an early age of XXIV during his visit to Naples in the year MDCCLXVIII

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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 28 Jun 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11258126
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Runciman (15 Aug 1736–4 Oct 1785), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11258126, citing Canongate Churchyard, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .