Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameRuth TREVOR , 1592
BurialAt Gresford
FatherJohn Morley TREVOR , 456 (1681-1719)
MotherLucy MONTAGU , 457 (1679-1720)
Notes for Ruth TREVOR
From the Catalogue of 5 centuries of Scottish Portraiture by Bourne Fine Art in 2011:

“After Ramsay’s return from Italy in 1738 his confidence soared. It is recorded that he told Alexander Cunyngham that he has ‘put all your Vanlois and Soldis, and Ruscos, to flight and now play the first fiddle my Self.’ As is the case in the other Ramsay portraits in this exhibition, van Aken was called on to paint the draperies. Such was the competition for his work between Ramsay and Thomas Hudson they each offered him eight hundred guineas a year for exclusive rights to his services. He was held in high esteem by many artists of the time –Hogarth even called him ‘the tailor’. The striking red silk dress highlights her flushed cheeks to give her a markedly youthful appearance which combined with the delicate precision with which Ramsay records her features lends the sitter a demure and intimate air.

The sitter is the younger daughter of John Morley Trevor (1681–1720) of Trevalyn and Glynde, Denbighshire and his wife Lucy Montagu (1678–1720), sister of George Montague, 1st Earl of Halifax. There is another portrait (three-quarter length) of Ruth Trevor by Ramsay dated 1748.” This was at Trevalyn and was sold.
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