ca. 1660 Anne, Viscountess Bayning by Gerard Soest (Philip Mould)

According to her article in thepeerage, the Countess was baptised in 1619, but she does not look like the about 40-year old woman she would have been if this portrait was done around 1660 (although she had her last child in 1655). She married for the first time in 1635. She married again in 1674, after her first husband died in 1672, so she would not be advertising for a partner in 1660.  I am guessing the ca. 1660 date is off and this portrait was for her first husband’s eyes only.

Countess Bayning is "smokin' hot" in her décolleté dress and pouting visage and her dress with sleeves hung by clasps showing her chemise.

Keywords:  Soest, Anne, Viscountess Bayning, Anne Murray, Viscountess Bayning of Foxley, Bayning family, Murray family, Viscountess, British, proto hurluberlu coiffure, necklace, chemise, off shoulder bateau décolletage, brooch, puffed sleeves, clasps, wrap


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