1770/1778 Lady Frances Shirley (1705/1706–1778) by William Hoare (Chastleton House - Chastleton, near Moreton-in-Marsh, Oxfordshire, UK)

It looks like thepeerage did not get this one. Her genealogy can be found here. Theperage has her father’s genealogy here, but she is an unknown daughter from Robert Shirley’s second marriage to Selina Finch.

From artuk.org; flaws in the background and one on the page of her hymnal were removed with Photoshop. Also posted to the Reign of Louis XV - 1715 to 1774 Album here.

Lady Frances Shirley (1705/1706-1778)

A very severe looking Lady Frances wears a stylish dress kept under wraps by her lace cap and veil. She wears a fichu opened to reveal a large bow.

Keywords:  1770, Hoare, Frances Shirley, Shirley family, British, curly coiffure, lace cap, veil, lace choker neck band, lace-edged fichu, bodice, bows, three quarter length close sleeves, lace engageantes

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