1777-1778 Anne, Countess of Chesterfield by Thomas Gainsborough (Getty Museum - Los Angeles, California USA)

Her maiden name was Thistlethwayte; her article in thepeerage is here.

From fleurdulys.tumblr.com/image/36017125677; spots removed mainly from background with Photoshop by gogm.

Anne Thistlethwayte poses in a rural setting wearing a dress suitable for the Assembly Room at Bath or some other grand location. Jewelry is limited to her sleeves. Her coiffure follows the towering French fashion.

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