Charlotte (Percy), Countess of Ashburnham by Charles Wilkin after John Hoppner (Fitzwilliam Museum - Cambridge University - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire UK)

From the Fitzwilliam Museum Web site; enlarged one fifth and sepia tone removed by gogm.

Unlike the next image, that is most likely mis-dated and mis-identified, this portrait shows Lady Charlotte dressed for the era of fashion confusion of the early 1790s. I don't know what to call that thing on her head - a jumbo turban? Big coiffures demand big enclosures.

Keywords:  Wilkin, Hoppner, Charlotte Percy, Charlotte Ashburnham, Countess of Ashburnham, Countess, British, high straight coiffure, turban, chemise, modesty piece, trapezoidal neckline, vest, vee décolletage, bodice, long upper puffed sleeves, waist band, natural waistline, bows


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