Lady Naesmyth, possibly Eleanor Murray, in a white dress and brown shawl, seated at a table, holding a book by Sir Henry Raeburn (auctioned by Sotheby's)

Sotheby’s notes refer to her as Lady Nasmyth and state, "The sitter was married to Sir James Nasmyth of Posso…” A check of thepeerage shows this could be Sir James Naesmyth of Posso, 3rd Bt who married Eleanor Murray in 1785. This portrait could date to about the time of their marriage, the coiffure being in keeping with that time. The keywords below are for Eleanor Murray.

From Sotheby’s Web site. Also posted to the Reign of Louis XVI -1775 to 1789 Album here.

Lady Naesmyth, possibly Eleanor Murray, in a white dress and brown shawl, seated at a table, holding a book by Sir Henry Raeburn (auctioned by Sotheby's) From Sotheby's Web site

Lady Naesmyth wears a wavy bouffant coiffure, a fichu, and a robe-like British casual dress.

Keywords:  Raeburn, Eleanor Murray, Lady Naesmyth, Lady Nasmyth, Murray family, Naesmyth family, British, wavy bouffant coiffure, fichu, vee neckline, criss-cross bodice, scoop décolletage, elbow length full upper sleeves, long tight lower sleeves, flared cuffs, waist sash, close skirt, wrap

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