Mrs Thomas Prowse, née Elizabeth Sharp, half-length, in a blue and gold dress trimmed with lace and ribbons by Thomas Gainsborough (auctioned by Christie's)

From the Christie's Web site; spot removed from background and left, top, and upper right edges fixed with Photoshop.

Mrs Thomas Prowse, née Elizabeth Sharp, half-length, in a blue and gold dress trimmed with lace and ribbons by Thomas Gainsborough (auctioned by Christie's) fixed

Middle-aged Mrs. Prowse wears a very décolleté bodice under at least a capelt and probably also an expansive neckerchief in this portrait.

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