1849 (publication date) Lady Flora Hastings posthumous (by and published by William Finden, by and published by Edward Francis Finden, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after E. Hawkins stipple engraving)

Lady Flora, unmarried lady-in-waiting to Duchess of Kent Victoria, became ill and saw a court physician who offered to examine her, but she refused. She developed a swelling that was taken to be a baby bump so scandal ensued and Queen Victoria distanced herself from Lady Flora. According to her Wikipedia article  the Duchess of Bedford and others pounced on her. The disease, today called a liver ailment, took her life on 5 July 1839.

From eBay. This is one of several prints of beauties in Queen Victoria's court released in 1849. The original was prepared over a decade earlier based on her dress.

1849 (publication date) Lady Flora Hastings posthumous (by and published by William Finden, by and published by Edward Francis Finden, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after E. Hawkins stipple engraving)

Lady Flora wears a middle 1830s dress with a belt, natural waistline, and imbecile sleeves with a late 1830s coiffure.

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