1769 Isabella,Viscountess Molyneux, later Countess of Sefton by Thomas Gainsborough (Walker Art Gallery - Liverpool, Merseyside UK)

Another portrait of her is hereHer article in the peerage is here.

Upgrade image from Wikimedia posted 7 May 2013; image made lighter by gogm.

Lady Isabella wears a full skirt, but without awkward panniers; the stomacher treatment of arcs of ruching is very 1700s.

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