Mary Preston (d.1724), Marchioness/Duchess of Powis, in Peeress's Robes by Michael Dahl (Powis Castle - Welshpool, Powys, UK)

This portrait of the curvaceous Lady Mary Preston probably dates to around the time of her marriage in 1695. According to her article in thepeerage, she had four children and died in 1724.

Most Ladies in court dress look somewhat matronly, but Michael Dahl shows a sexy Mary Preston with her robes following and showing off her contours.

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