1897 Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Stanhope, Duchess of Cleveland by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle - Teesdale, County Durham UK)

Her article in thepeerage is here.

Veiling reflections suppressed and spots removed both in background with Photoshop.

1897 Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Stanhope, Duchess of Cleveland by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle - Teesdale, County Durham UK) veiling reflections suppressed and spots removed both in background with Photoshop

Duchess Lucy is dressed for a costume event, possibly the famous costume ball given by the Duchess of Devonshire to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign. Lafayette photos of attendees are found here. Historical accuracy was not a paramount consideration, but it was a chance to display wealth as the Duchess of Cleveland is doing here.

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