7 June 2002
Circle of Allan Ramsay, R.A. (Edinburgh 1713-1784)
Portrait of Lady Frances Montague (d. 1788), as Diana, three-quarter-length, in a pink dress and a blue cape, in a landscape
oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)
with Arthur Tooth and Sons, London, as Ramsay (according to a label on the reverse).
with Newhouse Galleries, Inc., New York, as Ramsay, from whom purchased, in 1928, by a member of the family of the present owners.
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The identity of the sitter is given by old labels on the reverse. The eldest daughter of the Earl of Halifax, Lady Frances Montague married Sir Roger Burgoyne of Sutton Park (d. 1780) in 1739.
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