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George Jamesone (1589/1590–1644), Portrait Painter, Self Portrait
(b Aberdeen, 1589/90; d Aberdeen, Sep./Dec. 1644). Scottish portrait painter, active in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. His name has been indiscriminately attached to a great number of Scottish portraits of the period, as he is virtually the only 17th-century Scottish painter about whom anything is known. A now discounted tradition has it that he trained with Rubens and he has been flatteringly called ‘the Scottish van Dyck’, but his style was closer to Cornelius Johnson's.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)