1779 Baroness Mary von Nolcken (b.1744), née Roche, by John Downman (1750–1824) (British Embassy - Stockholm, Sweden)

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1779 Baroness Mary von Nolcken (b.1744), née Roche, by John Downman (1750–1824) (British Embassy - Stockholm, Sweden) From artuk.org

Coiffures are reaching colossal heights in 1779 while the neckline has a van Dyck ruff under a sheer fichu.

Keywords:  1779, Downman, Mary Roche, Mary Lemaistre, Mary von Nolcken, Roche family, Lemaistre family, von Nolcken family, high straight coiffure, head scarf, fichu, vee décolletage, bodice, neckline ruff, flared sleeves

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