From the Bourne Fine Art catalogue Five Centuries of Scottish Portraiture that has this note, "It is thought that the sitter was the daughter of a peer who married into the Bridgeman family. Possible candidates for her husband would include the three younger brothers of Sir Henry Bridgeman later 1st Lord Bradford. Ramsay, like other London portraitists, employed the services of Joseph van Aken (1699–1749) and his brother Alexander (1701–1757) who were professional drapery painters. The costume of this sitter is replicated with variations in the works of Ramsay and his contemporary Thomas Hudson throughout the 1740s and into the early 1750s..."
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