ca. 1704 The Duchess de Choiseul as Diana by Jean-Baptiste Oudry (Norton Simon Mueum - Pasadena, California USA)

I am unsure of who this is. The Duchesse de Choiseul in 1704 was Catherine Alphonsine, née de Renty, who was age 68 at the time.

The high coiffure suitable for a Fontanges headdress and split bodice held by clasps are stylish for 1704. Her sleeves are short, segmented by arm bands, and swollen. The lower segment appears to have both a rolled cuff and a lace engageante.

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