Christian Leslie, Lady Bruce (1661-1710) attributed to John or David Scougal (Clan Leslie Charitable Trust - Leslie, Fife UK)

The collection that includes this is probably at Leslie House, in Leslie, Fife.

According to her article in thepeerage, she became a Marchioness by her first marriage to James Graham and then married Sir John Bruce.

Artistic style and dress moved cross channel as shown by this portrait of lady Christian Leslie wearing a dress with a jeweled bodice. She has an awkward set of sausage curls hanging below the sides of her head.

Keywords:  Scougal, Christian Leslie, Leslie family, Graham family, Bruce family, Marquise, British, curly coiffure, off shoulder scoop neckline, chemise, modesty piece, elbow length puffed sleeves, split bodice, elbow length flared over-sleeves, slashed sleeves, girdle, vee waistline, full skirt, necklace, earrings, jeweled bodice, clasps, wrap


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