Maurice Quentin de la Tour completed a similar portrait of her husband around 1747 and this may have been a companion to that portrait.
Fur may not be chic in the 21st century, but there a number of images in this Album (here, here, here, here, and here) suggesting fur was in style in the middle 18th century.
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Jul 17, 2012, 5:18 PM
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