Lady Erskine

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Lady Erskine
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J. Johnson after Allan Ramsay
Lady Erskine
London ca. 1769
350 x 250 mm
Slight rubbing, traces of old folds
A half length portrait of Janet Lady Erkine ( died 1797). Her fair hair is dressed in a simple swept back style, and she wears a high, lace ruffed collar and elaborate lace shawl over a loose silk robe. A rose is fastened to her bodice. Daughter of Peter Wedderburn of Chesterhall, in 1761 she married Lt. General Sir Henry Erskine 5th. Baronet of Alva and Cambuskenneth in Clackmannanshire,
who sadly died soon after in 1765. Janet was the sister of Alexander Wedderburn, afterwards Lord Chancellor of England, and First Earl of Rosslyn, and the eldest of her two sons succeeded his maternal uncle as second Earl of Rosslyn.