1761 Lady, said to be the Countess of Aberdeen by John Alexander (Haddo House - Methlick, Aberdeenshire, UK)

According to her husband’s Wikipedia article, "Lord Aberdeen married Catherine Elizabeth Hanson (ca 1730-March 1817 Rudding Park House), daughter of Oswald Hanson, in 1759; they had six children. According to recent sources, she was the cook at the Stafford Arms in Wakefield, and a handsome woman of 29. She apparently blackmailed him into marriage with a loaded pistol after he had seduced her.”

From artuk.org. The original has a strong yellow tint so I purple shifted the original, reduced the temperature, and increased exposure to make the dress appear as white as possible.

Portrait of a Lady

Countess Aberdeen wears her hair very short. She is wearing a sacque back dress with bows en échelle.

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