ca. 1763 Mary Panton, Duchess of Ancaster by John Dixon after Sir Joshua Reynolds (auctioned by Christie's)

The storm tossed seas make an interesting background.

From Christie's.

Lady Mary dresses in British casual while leaning on a fur-trimmed velvet Parliament-style robes in this print based on a Reynolds portrait from around 1763.

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