Ann Burney, half-length, in a pink dress with a lace bonnet and sleeves, with pearl earrings and a choker, in feigned oval attributed to Rev. James Wills (auctioned by Christie's)

I cannot find anything about her other than this portrait.

From the Christie’s Web site.

Ann Burney, half-length, in a pink dress with a lace bonnet and sleeves, with pearl earrings and a choker, in feigned oval attributed to Rev. James Wills (auctioned by Christie's) From Christie's

The short hair dates this to before 1760 and the cuffs set this to the 40s or earlier. Wired caps came in around the 40s. Her neckline area is covered by a fichu, a piece of dress that would become prominent in the 1780s.

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