This is a gorgeous portrait of Anna Bruce of Arnot by Allan Ramsay which can be admired at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. Ramsay was very much influenced by the French and he shows great skills and grace in all his portraits. The softness of his strokes and the details of the dress in this painting are unbelievable.
Short verse of one of his poems:
“Soon as the clear goodman of day Bends his morning draught of dew, We’ll gae to some burnside and play, And gather flowers to busk ye’r brow. We’ll pou the dazies on the green, The lucken gowans frae the bog Between hands now and then we’ll lean And sport upo’ the velvet fog.”
Have a great weekend and happy Thanksgiving!