ca. 1740 Lady, possibly of the Cholmeley family by Allan Ramsay (Phillip Mould)

This is retro dressing - in this case harkening back to Queen Henrietta Maria with huge lace collars and long saw-toothed cuffs on her over-sleeves. Lace under-sleeves emerge from her satin over-sleeves.

Keywords:  1740, Ramsay, British, long curly coiffure, hair jewelry, high neckline, collar, lace, laced bodice, bows, full sleeves, cuffs, necklace, earrings, van Dyck revival

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