Lady Barbara Ponsonby, née Ashley-Cooper, half-length, in a white dress and black shawl, In a landscape by John Hoppner (auctioned by Christie's)

Her article in thepeerage is here.

Upgrade image posted 5 April 2015 from ehdu.livejournal.com/631189.html.

Lady Barbara Ponsonby, née Ashley-Cooper, half-length, in a white dress and black shawl, In a landscape by John Hoppner (auctioned by Christie's) From ehdu.livejournal.com:631189.html UPGRADE

Lady Barbara's bodice is concealed by her possible fichu, but the knotted waist band and loose skirt suggests Directoire period.

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