Anne Bayne of Duddingston Loch

Excited to present a new story set in 1738 about Anne Bayne.

Anne loved the Artist Allan Ramsay who painted her with such tenderness. The portrait is so intimate it shares the connection between the two.

Before their marriage in 1739 Allan spent time in Rome learning the Rococo style of painting that inspired his own work.

I wondered how Anne felt about the separation. Allan had spent many of his younger years in Edinburgh. He would go on to be a leading light in the age of Enlightenment that shone through Edinburgh.

At the time before their marriage and his travels through Italy Anne may have felt alone with her thoughts and love for him. An important discovery was to be made at one of the large open spaces in the city, Duddingston Loch. So I wondered how this would play out if she found something life changing on her walks through the city.

The audio play is coming to Brighton Fringe next Spring. It is told in the form of letter writing between them. To me it feels like an inspiring love story. I love the hope and inspiration the pair would feel.

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