1745-1747 Elizabeth Gwillym of Atherton Hall, Herefordshire by Arthur Devis (Yale Center for British Art - New Haven, Connecticut USA)

This is a close up from the previous image. A considerable number of spots and flaws were removed with Photoshop by gogm.

Several of the Ladies portrayed by Arthur Devis are dressed like Lady Gwillym is, with a sheer apron covering part of the skirt and a criss-crossed scarf atop the stomacher. The apron obscures the pattern or quilting of her under-skirt. The wide rever panel suggests this is a robe à la française, but the back strips are not there or just a patch is showing behind her cuff.

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