ALLAN RAMSAY (SCOTTISH 1713-1784)

HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MRS ANNE SHAIRP OF HOUSTON
Inscribed verso 'Ann Scott of Harden, wife of Thomas Shairp of Houston', oil on canvas, feigned oval
76cm x 63cm (30in x 25in)
Estimate £20,000-30,000

Provenance:By family descent to John Shairp (d.1940)
Doig Wilson & Wheatley, Edinburgh 1942Gordon Small; Phillips, Edinburgh, 4 December 1998 (123)
Literature:Smart 1952, pp.56-7
Alastair Smart, Allan Ramsay - A complete catalogue of his paintings 1999, p.180, illustrated fig.367

Sold for £43,250 (buyer's premium included)