1793 (after) Sophia, Lady Burdett by Sir Thomas Lawrence (National Portrait Gallery - London UK)

Her article in thepeerage is here. She had six children, the youngest of whom, Angela Burdett Coutts, is the subject of a Subalbum.

Her husband had a spectacular record, according to his article in thepeerage, "In 1810 he was imprisoned in the Tower for a breach of Parliamentary privilege. In 1819 he was fined £1,000 for a libel on the Government, and imprisoned for three months. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for North Wiltshire between 1837 and 1841."

From Wikimedia; posted as a replacement image on 29 June 2012.

Sophia's dress appears to have some protective value with a high neckline, long sleeves, and heavier fabric. She wears tapered, almost French sleeves. While this Site does not cover Medieval style - her long shoes might have worked in the 1400s. There is a low-resolution image of her in formal dress here.

Keywords:  Lawrence - Thomas Sir, Sophia Burdett, Coutts family, Burdett family, Baroness, British, long straight coiffure, hat, high neckline, collar, long tapered sleeves, waist band, Empire low waistline, close skirt, floral bodice ornament, pin, gloves, shoes, wrap


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