ca. 1824-1825 Lady Maria Conyngham by Sir Thomas Lawrence (Metropolitan Museum)

The sitter was probably Elizabeth Conyngham's daughter. Her article in thepeerage is here.

A young Lady maria smiles at the viewer wearing a very simple Empire dress adorned only with a waist band.

Keywords:  1824, Lawrence - Thomas, British, Conyngham family, Somerville family, Baroness, British, curly coiffure, square neckline, quarter length full sleeves, waist band, Empire waistline, close skirt, necklace


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