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Allan Ramsay, R.A. (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover)
Allan Ramsay, R.A. (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover)

Portrait of Lady Catherine Hanmer, bust-length, in a brown decollété dress and shawl, with a pearl necklace, in a feigned oval

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Allan Ramsay, R.A. (Edinburgh 1713-1784 Dover)
Portrait of Lady Catherine Hanmer, bust-length, in a brown decollété dress and shawl, with a pearl necklace, in a feigned oval
signed and dated 'A. Ramsay Pinxit 1739.' (lower right) and inscribed 'Lady Catherine Hanmer'(lower right)
oil on canvas, unlined
30 1/8 x 25 1/8 in. (76.5 x 63.9 cm.)
in a contemporary carved, gilded and pierced frame

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Lady Catherine Hanmer, daughter of the 1st Earl of Egmont, married Thomas Hanmer, of Fenns, M.P. Painted early in his career, this portrait shows Ramsay at his closest to Hogarth.

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