THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
Barbara Young was the daughter of Dr Thomas Gibson, and married in 1754 Dr Thomas Young, eminent obstetrician and Professor of Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh from 1756. Bills to the painter record that Young attended Ramsay's own wife, Margaret, who had a series of difficult pregnancies.
1 National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, inv. no. NG 1523; see Smart 1999, p. 155, cat. no. 351, reproduced p. 374, fig. 595.
2 The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine KT; see Smart 1999, p. 103, cat. no. 152, reproduced p. 349, fig. 506.
3 Inv. no. D.2099; see Smart 1999, p. 196, under cat. no. 544, reproduced p. 404, fig. 753.
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