1765 (after) Marie Barbara Eleonore zu Schaumburg-Lippe, née Lippe-Biesterfeld by Johann Georg Ziesenis (Kaiser Friedrich-Museums, Berlin)

The Google language translation for the Kaiser Friedrich Museums note:  "In this portrait the Countess, married since 1765 with Count Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe, leans on a support adorned with the family coats of arms of the alliance. In her right hand she holds with the carnation, a symbol of fidelity. She wears a blue ribbon order with diamond-framed miniature portrait of her husband pinned to her dress near her heart. In the background are the park, ponds and hunting lodge "to tree" at Bückeburg, the favorite residence of the Countess. She is found in a tomb surrounded by forest where she was burried in 1776. This image is one of the works created in the adult style of the Elector of Hanover's court painter, Johann-Georg Ziesensis."

Marie Barbara wears a comfortable-looking, yet opulent, dress without a vee bodice in this Ziesenis portrait from after 1765. Her dress appears to have revers, but the revers simply continue down to form an over-skirt. Lace was expensive back then to say nothing of her jewelry.

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