Charlotte Hall (nee Rey) married Sir William Hume Campbell of Marchmont, 6th Baronet, in 1812. On 15th December that year, Charlotte gave birth to their first and only child, Sir Hugh Hume Campbell, 7th Baronet. In this full-length seated portrait she holds her young son, who eventually bequeathed this portrait to the Scottish National Gallery upon his death in 1894. Although the child is only partly wrapped in a loose cloth, Lady Hume-Campbell wears a shawl and a fashionable empire-style dress of fine material. The image of a mother and naked child was based on traditional representations of the Madonna and Child.