1724 Henrietta Howard, née Hobart by Charles Jervas (Marble Hill House - London UK)

Henrietta Howard poses like numerous aristocratic Ladies did in a simple luxurious dress in this 1724 Jervas portrait.

Henrietta wears a casual dress with a split bodice held together by a clasp. Her over-sleeves show a characteristic of the early 1700s - cuffs. Her dress may have a saque back associated with turn-of-the-century artist Antoine Wateau.

Keywords:  1724, Jervas, Henrietta Hobart, Hobart family, Howard family, Countess, British, mistress, George II, long straight coiffure, scoop neckline, chemise, modesty piece, three quarter length close under-sleeves, cuffssplit bodice, three quarter length close under-sleeves, full skirt, clasps

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