Hon. Mrs. William Townshend, née Henrietta Powlett, three-quarter-length, in black and red masquerade dress, holding a mask in her right hand, a classical arcade beyond by Thomas Gibson (auctioned by Christie's)

Her article in thepeerage is here.

Lady Henrietta successfully wears a colorful costume of black with white bead and red (or orange?) puffed cloth ornaments for trim in this Thomas Gibson portrait.

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