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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Raeburn, Sir Henry 1756-1823. British portrait painter whose many subjects included Sir Walter Scott, David Hume, and James Boswell.

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  • The Raeburn was a poor enough prize -- a few books for an "essay in the picturesque;" but it had a peculiar interest for the folk of Barbie.

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • Yet in the best of them there is a real painter's feeling for his material; the heads have a soundness of construction and a freshness in the carnations that recall Raeburn rather than West; the poses are graceful or interesting, the costumes are skilfully arranged, and in addition he understands perfectly the character of his sitters, the men and women of the transition period, shrewd, capable, but rather commonplace, without the ponderous dignity of Copley's subjects or the cosmopolitan graces of a later day.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • Yet in the best of them there is a real painter's feeling for his material; the heads have a soundness of construction and a freshness in the carnations that recall Raeburn rather than West; the poses are graceful or interesting, the costumes are skilfully arranged, and in addition he understands perfectly the character of his sitters, the men and women of the transition period, shrewd, capable, but rather commonplace, without the ponderous dignity of Copley's subjects or the cosmopolitan graces of

    Samuel F. B. Morse, His Letters and Journals In Two Volumes, Volume I.

  • The Trustees 'Academy made its mark upon the art of Scotland: it turned out many artists of great note ” such as Raeburn, Wilkie, my father, and many more.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • The Skating Minister, Raeburn's most famous painting and world-famous as a Christmas card, marries two apparently opposing genres by making an action shot of a portrait.

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  • Bailey Ruth Raeburn has always been great at solving mysteries.

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  • He's one of the best examples of old-time New Orleans style, Raeburn says of Ferbos.

    As old as jazz itself, Lionel Ferbos keeps on jammin'

  • The earliest New Orleans jazz bands such as the Superior Orchestra stuck to emotionally charged ensemble music that would get the crowd dancing, with little or no individual play, Raeburn says.

    As old as jazz itself, Lionel Ferbos keeps on jammin'

  • In each Saturday night performance, Ferbos embodies a nascent form of jazz that has all but vanished, says Bruce Raeburn, curator of the Hogan Jazz Archives at Tulane University.

    As old as jazz itself, Lionel Ferbos keeps on jammin'

  • Ferguson moved to the United States in 1948 and initially played with the bands of Boyd Raeburn, Jimmy Dorsey, and Charlie Barnet.

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