1780s Caroline, 4th Duchess of Marlborough by Thomas Gainsborough

From www.pastellists.com/images/Gainsborough. Philip Mould also has a version of this image with a great background article here.

Duchess Caroline's bodice is laced up with broad bands or straps rather than thin strands in this Gainsborough pastel. Her coiffure is not monumentally high.

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