The overriding impression of this portrait is comfort, not luxury, in the furnishings suggesting Lucy Watson was a member of the country gentry. Her article in thepeerage is here.
The overriding impression of this portrait is comfort, not luxury, in the furnishings. The over-sleeves of her luxurious satin dress have cuffs and neither skirts are made with prints or brocades nor embroidery. The 1753 portrait of Johanna Warner also shows her wearing cuffs and a fichu.
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Sep 28, 2014, 4:30 PM
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