Frances Winchcombe 1679-1751 by Charles d'Agar (Lydiard House - Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, Wiltshire UK)

Viscountess Frances' article in thepeerage is here. She was born in 1680, married Henry St. John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke in 1701, and died childless in 1718 at age 37.


Posing dresses from this time have contrasting linings or layers. Her modesty piece overhangs the draw string used to hold her bodice. Her coiffure has just one fripon curl on her forehead.

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