1804 Mary Nisbet, Countess Elgin by Francois Gerard (National Galleries, Edinburgh)

Her Wikipedia article is here. She was married to Lord Elgin, a British diplomat in Turkey, who took the Elgin marbles from the Acropolis of Athens to England with the permission of the Turkish authorities.

Countess Mary's dress is a glamorous version of French dress with gold embroidery, a lace fraise, a partlet on her décolletage, and jewelry.

Keywords:  1804, Gerard, Countess, British, curly coiffure, tiara, high enclosing neckline, fraise, lace, partlet, long high puffed sleeves, Empire waistline, close skirt, necklace, earrings


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