1782 Mrs Mary Lutwyche, née Thomas by George Romney (private collection)

From Philip Mould Historical Portraits. The article accompanying the image has a good biographical sketch of her.

1782 Mrs Mary Lutwyche, née Thomas by George Romney (private collection) From Philip Mould Historical Portraits

Mrs. Lutwyche appears to be wearing a long narrow black stole over a very full white dress trimmed with pink bands with a zone bodice. Her steeple-like cap, a flashback to the 1500s, is another high point of her dress.

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