Anne Smith, Mrs Thomas Ruddiman, fl. 1729 - 1769. Third wife of Thomas Ruddiman
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Anne Smith, Mrs Thomas Ruddiman, fl. 1729 - 1769. Third wife of Thomas Ruddiman 1749
  • Scottish Art
Twenty years after their marriage the Ruddimans sat for their portraits to William Denune in Edinburgh. Mrs Ruddiman was the third wife of the classical scholar and publisher, Thomas Ruddiman, and carried on her husband's business after his death. She sued a competitor who threatened to infringe her copyright on her late husband's best-seller 'The Rudiments of the Latin Tongue'. Smartly but modestly dressed, this middle-class sitter was described as ' a woman of fine aspect, elegant manners, and amiable disposition'.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2012
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 76.20 x 63.70 cm (framed: 97.00 x 84.00 x 5.30 cm)
  • Credit Presented by Miss S. Steuart 1962