Honourable Mrs. Laura Keppel (1734–1814), wife of Frederick Keppel (1729–1777), Bishop of Exeter by Thomas Hudson (Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK)

She was Horace Walpole’s illegitimate granddaughter. She married Frederick Keppel (1729–1777), Bishop of Exeter. Her article in thepeerage is here and a portrait of her and her sister Charlotte is here.

From artuk.org.

The Honourable Mrs Laura Keppel (1734-1814), Wife of Frederick Keppel (1729-1777), Bishop of Exeter (1762-1777)

Laura Keppel dispays wide-skirted British casual style in this Hudson portrait. Her chemise and the blue bow punctuate the white satin of her dress.

Keywords:  Hudson, Laura Keppel, Walpole family, Keppel family, British, long straight coiffure, lace-edged chemise, vee décolletage, long under-sleeves, cuffs, split fitted bodice, bows, long close over-sleeves, full skirt

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