1730s Diana Russell, Duchess of Bedford (Woburn Abbey) by Thomas Hudson (auctioned by Christie's)

Her Wikipedia article is hereA portrait of her when younger can be seen here.

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1730s Diana Russell, Duchess of Bedford (Woburn Abbey) by Thomas Hudson (auctioned by Christie's) Wm fixed

This is an interesting dress, especially for the 1730s. It looks like a flashback to the 1630s with its multiple lace collars.

Keywords:  Hudson, Diana Spencer (1710-1735), Duana Russell, Duchess of Bedford, Spencer family, Russell family, Duchess, British, wavy coiffure, collar, vee neckline, lace, bodice, partlet, square neckline, puffed over-sleeves, puffed under-sleeves, necklace, theatrical dress

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