SCOTTISH SCHOOL (18TH CENTURY) PORTRAIT OF A LADY, oil on canvas, an alluring likeness (bust-length) of a young woman in an open gold gown or robe. No signature located. Label to likely original stretcher verso for "John Hay / Carver, Gilder, and Printseller / Aberdeen". Housed in a period molded-composition gilt frame. Possibly School of Allan Ramsey (1710-1784). Second half 18th century. 29" x 24" sight, 36" x 30 1/2" OA. Provenance: From the collection of Gordon and Hildreth Wheeler, Keswick, VA. Items descended from the Scott and McCray families of Richmond, VA.
Craquelure throughout. Moderate areas of retouch to face, hair, neck, chest, and background.