Kitty Stephens, later Countess of Essex (1794-1882) by George Henry Harlow (auctioned by Sotheby's)

According to her Wikipedia article, Catherine Kitty Stephens was a renowned opera singer and actress between 1813 and 1835. In 1838, she married George Capel-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex, an octogenarian widower, who died in 1839.

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Kitty Stephens, later Countess of Essex (1794-1882) by George Henry Harlow (auctioned by Sotheby's) Wm

Kitty Stephens is shown playing a string instrument while wearing an Empire waisted dress witha high, ruff-lined neckline and long upper puffed sleeves.

Keywords:  Harlow, Catherine Stephens, Kitty Stephens, Countess of Essex, Capell family, British, curly coiffure, hat, high neckline, ruff, bodice, long close upper puffed sleeves, waist band, Empire waistline, close skirt

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