Lady Banff was the daughter of William Nisbet of Dirleton and his second wife, Jean Bennet. She married Alexander Ogilvy, Lord Banff, son of Alexander Ogilvy of Forglen, Banffshire, in 1749. Other members of her family, such as her sister Wilhelmina, Countess of Leven and Melville,1 were portrayed by Ramsay and she herself sat to him again in 1747, in a portrait still owned by the family.2
1 See Smart 1999, p. 149, cat. no. 324, reproduced p. 287, fig. 271.
2 See Smart 1999, p. 78, cat. no. 37, reproduced p. 275, fig. 230.
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