ca. 1845 Lady Ruthven by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson

This may be Mary Elizabeth Thornton Ruthven, Lady Ruthven of Freeland, whose article in thepeerage is here.

From pinterest.com/mizliz211/vintage/; sepia tone removed by gogm. This photo is also at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Web site with notes.

The back of a poke bonnet can be seen, She uses a wide collar to cover the opening of her dark lace shawl. The shawl covers a dress made of narrow striped material.

Keywords:  1845, Hill and Adamson, Lady Ruthven, British, bonnet, high neckline, collar, shawl, lace, close sleeves, full skirt


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