Francis Russell is a common name in thepeerage, but the only Francis Russell I could fing born around 1760 was married to May Bannerman whose article in thepeerage is here.
This Mrs. Russell wears a fashionable wide hat and bouffant coiffure and a sheath dress for her 1785 Ramsay portrait. The lower bodice appears to have a flexible section. Is this for early maternity?
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Nov 19, 2015, 4:49 PM
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