Lady, said to be Madame Louise Suzanne Edmée Martel as a Shepherdess by ? (auctioned by Christie's)

Genealogical sketches are here and here. She was born around 1745 and married Armand Joseph de Béthune, duc de Charost, in 1760.

From Pinterest search. The image can be found on Christie’s Web site.

Lady, said to be Madame Louise Suzanne Edmée Martel as a Shepherdess by ? (auctioned by Christie's) From Pinterest search

Louise’s dress uses puffed cloth ornaments as revers and to set off her sleeves. The shovel-like waistline is also found on robes à la française.

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