A Lady in a Lace Cap (possibly Ann Edgar, Lady Raeburn)
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A Lady in a Lace Cap (possibly Ann Edgar, Lady Raeburn) early 1780s

On Display Scottish National Gallery

  • Scottish Art
The donor who bequeathed this striking and enigmatic portrait to the National Galleries of Scotland was a direct descendant of Raeburn’s eldest step-daughter, Ann Leslie. It has been suggested that the unknown lady is actually Ann Edgar (the widow of James Leslie) whom Raeburn married in 1780. The style of the costume indicates that the portrait must have been painted during the early 1780s at the very beginning of Raeburn’s career.

Details

  • Acc. No. NG 1816
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 74.00 x 62.20 cm (framed: 113.30 x 91.80 x 6.50 cm)
  • Credit Bequest of Miss Alice Leslie Inglis 1934