According to the article for John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, in thepeerage, he first married Mary Ann Drury (standing in this portrait) and then he married Caroline Conolly whose article in thepeerage is here.
Gainsborough poses Caroline Conolly in a satin dress with a gold-embroidered under-skirt and a long, probably powdered, bouffant coiffure. Her dress probably has a zone front that contributes her over-skirt and train.
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Oct 17, 2014, 12:35 AM
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