From www.michaelfinney.co.uk; some spots in image removed with Photoshop and reddish-sepia tone removed and contrast increased by gogm.
This portrait of Lady Isabella shows British casual dress as seen from the side rather than the front. Her over-dress appears to be hiked up in back where it is held by a bow while it is secured somewhat above her waistline in the front. The under-skirt flares out in back suggesting there is a bustle-like device.
Keywords: Isabella Stanhope, Isabella Molyneux, Viscountess Molyneux, Countess of Sefton, Stanhope family, Molyneux family, Viscountess, British, high straight coiffure, ribbon headdress, over-dress, ruffles, vee neckline, long full sleeves, arm bands, forward-back flared cuffs, bows, under-dress, natural waistline, bustle, close skirt, maxi-length skirt, shoes, necklace, wrap
May 7, 2013, 5:00 PM
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