Portrait of the Artist's Wife1758 by Allan Ramsay

Allan Ramsay (13 October 1713, Edinburgh – 10 August 1784, Dover), Scottish artist, one of the greatest of the 18th century British portrait painters.

...In 1739 he married Anne Bayne, the daughter of a law professor, but his wife died in childbirth four years later, and none of their three children survived childhood. Nine years after his first wife's death, in 1752, he eloped with a student of his, Margaret Lindsay (circa 1726 - 1782), the eldest daughter of a Scottish baronet, Sir Alexander Lindsay of Evelick, who was scandalized at his daughter marrying an artist; he never forgave her. But the marriage was a happy one, with three children surviving to adulthood.
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