1826 Rosamund Hester Elizabeth Pennell Croker, later Lady Barrow at seventeen by Sir Thomas Lawrence (Albright-Knox Gallery - Buffalo, New York USA)

Her article in thepeerage is here. She was born a member of the Pennell family and adopted by the Croker family. Her birth father, William Pennell, held the office of Consul-General to Brazil while her adoptive father, John Wilson Croker, was Secretary to the Admiralty. Her husband, Sir George Barrow, became 2nd Baronet Barrow, of Ulverstone, co. Lancaster.

From onelondonone.blogspot.com/2011/03/more-magnificence-at-yale-center-for.

This is a good illustration of Empire dress morphing into something else. She wears upper puffed sleeves in good Empire style, but the sleeves are sheathed in long sheer over-sleeves. She wears a décolletage worthy of Empress Josephine, but the square is spread to an off shoulder bateau with sweetheart center, a Lawrence favorite. Her skirt is probably trim, but A-line. Her waistline is at or close to natural position.

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