Charlotte Crawshay by Alexander Bassano (Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery - Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, UK)

The Web site artuk.og has this note "Charlotte Crawshay was the wife of Edwin Crawshay, the son of Henry Crawshay.” However, the Geni.com article for her, complete with an image of this portrait, for Charlotte Cranshay states she maried Benjamin Hall.

From Wikimedia; fixed upper left and upper right corners to remove white cropping arches in the original.

Charlotte Crawshay by Alexander Bassano (Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery - Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, UK) Wm fixed upper left and upper right corners to remove white cropping arches

Her evening dress has a belt and natural waistline, dating this to the late 60s. The dress has a sheer over-dress with a satin band and lace flounce. Her coiffure is flattened at the top like the English style of flattened French hoods during the Tudor era.

Keywords:  Bassano - Alexander as painter, Charlotte Crawshay, straight coiffure, earrings, necklace, chemise, modesty piece, off shoulder vee neckline, fitted bodice, brooch, lace bertha, quarter length tight sleeves, cuffs, bracelets, belt, natural waistline, over-skirt, lace flounces, crinoline, folding fan

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