ca. 1730 Duchess of Marlborough Henrietta Godolphin, née Churchill, attributed to Maria Verelst (for sale by Roy Precious)

According to her article in thepeerage, Henrietta Godolphin was Duchess of Marlborough in her own right between 1722 and 1733. She was also Countess of Godolphin, 2nd Baroness Churchill of Sandridge, co. Hertford, 2nd Marchioness of Blandford, and 2nd Countess of Marlborough, co. Wilts.

From the Roy Precious Web site; the alignment of the image was fixed with Photoshop and the image size doubled.

ca. 1730 Duchess of Marlborough Henrietta Godolphin, née Churchill, attributed to Maria Verelst (for sale by Roy Precious) X 2

Duchess Henrietta wears a décolleté dress with the neck expanse filled in by her chemise and sleeves with distinct cuffs for her Verelst portrait.

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