ca. 1896 Mrs. Ian Hamilton, née Jean Miller Muir, by John Singer Sargent (Tate Collection, London)

From the museum’s Web site.

Her article in thepeerage is here. Also posted to the Belle Époque - 1890 to 1914 Album here.

ca. 1896 Mrs. Ian Hamilton, née Jean Miller Muir, by John Singer Sargent (Tate Collection, London)

The huge triangular over-bodice, expanded further with ruffles, is the salient feature of this dress.

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