Half-length portrait of Mrs Robert Sandilands, nee Isabella Byres, wearing black and white, she turns towards an invisible speaker.

Signed: Pompeo de Batoni, PINX. ROM. 1781.


James Byres of Tonley (brother of sitter); recorded in the dining room of his house in Rome, May 1790; at Tonley House, Aberdeenshire in the 19th century, & until 1911; sale, private collection, Christie's, 1977; Legatt, Sotheby's 1986.

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