1759 Mary Browne, née Greene and her daughter Mary Folkes by Thomas Hudson (on auction by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers)

The painted caption for the left image is, "Mary, Dr & co-heiress of Chas. Greene Esqr Lynn Rs. wife of Sir Wm Browne ob. 1763' and the caption for the right image is, "Mary Dr & heiress of Sir Wm Browne, 2d. Wife of W Folkes Esq ob.1773 aet.52." The title of the left image is, "Portrait of Mary, wife of sir William Browne and daughter of Charles Greene of Lynn, three-quarter length seated, in a silver dress with lace collar and sleeves and white lace bonnet." The titleof the right image is, "Portrait of Mary, daughter of Sir William Browne, wife of William Ffolkes, three-quarter length seated, in a silver dress with lace collar and sleeves and white lace bonnet." The left portrait is dated 1759 while both are signed.

The article in the peerage for the Mary to the right is here.

Both images from invaluable.com; shadows were filled in and exposures were increased for both. Spots in both were removed with Photoshop.

1759 Mary Browne, née Greene and her daughter Mary Folkes by Thomas Hudson (on auction by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers) From invaluable.com

Both Marys wear a fichu, a garment that would become prominent in the 1780s. Both wear wide lace caps, lace engageantes, and pannier skirts. The Mary to the right wears a robe à la française with straps across the stomacher. The flared section of the sleeves does not form a complete circle.

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