ca. 1797 Elizabeth, Countess of Effingham by Benjamin West (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC)

Her article in thepeerage is here. She married Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Effinghamand then married Field Marshal Sir George Howard.

This is a posthumous portrait.

This portrait dates to well before she died in 1791, based on her coiffure that suggests mid-century, maybe early 1760s.

Keywords:  West, Elizabeth Beckford, Countess of Effingham, Beckford family, Howard family, Countess, British, straight coiffure, scoop neckline, robes, elbow length full sleeves, cuffs, over-skirt, mantua, choker necklace, earrings, bracelets, court dress


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