1818 Lady Sydney Morgan (1778-1859), Author by René Théodore Berthon (National Gallery of Ireland - Dublin Ireland)

She was neither born a Lady, nor did she marry a Knight or noble. But her husband, Thomas Charles Morgan, was knighted during their marriage. According to her Wikipedia article, she is a well-known Irish writer.

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Lady Morgan wears an early post Napoléonic dress with a high waistline and short puffed sleeves in this Berthon portrait.

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