ca. 1767 Lady Elizabeth Montagu, Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry by Thomas Gainsborough (Boughton House, Northamptonshire UK)

Lady Montagu wears a robe a la francaise, based on the sack in her back in this 1767 Gainsborough portrait. The casual emphasis of the next decade is not to be seen in her dress.

Keywords:  1767, Gainsborough, British, high straight coiffure, ribbon headdress, square neckline, stomacher, bows, revers, ruffles, tight sleeves, robe a la francaise, neck band, earrings


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