ca. 1757 Mary Panton, 3rd Duchess Ancaster by Thomas Hudson (location unknown to gogm)

Her article in thepeerage is here. According to Wikipedia, "Ancaster is a village in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England, on the site of the Roman town of 'Causennae.'"


Lady Mary's dress previews the robe à la Circassienne and Polonaise styles with a short skirt and pouffed over-skirt in this 1757 Hudson portrait.

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