1793 (24 March) Barbara, Marchioness of Donegall by George Romney (auctioned by Sotheby's)

When was this portrait painted? It's a British casual dress. So that could be from the 1750s through the 1790s. According to her article in thepeerage, she was the daughter of a Rector who married a Viscount who was raised to Marquess in 1791. Wikipedia gives the date listed here so this could be a portrait commemorating her as a new Marchioness of the Realm.

From 18thcenturyblog.com/2012/03/george-romney.

The new Marchioness of Donegall wears a British casual tunic dress with a little jacket while her robes are draped over a nearby surface in this 1793 Romney portrait.

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