1788 Lady Altamont, née Lady Louisa Catherine Howe by George Romney (Tate Collection - London UK)

According to her article in thepeerage, "...She married, firstly, John Denis Browne, 1st Marquess of Sligo... on 21 May 1787. She married, secondly, William Scott, 1st and last Baron Stowell of Stowell Park... on 10 April 1813..." She had a son, Howe Peter, by John Browne.

I cannot resolve what the blue band crossing Lady Altamont's shoulder is, but guess it is the top of her over-bodice that overlays a fichu and chemise.

Keywords:  1788, Romney, Lady Louisa Catherine Howe, Countess of Altamont, Marchioness of Sligo, Howe family, long bouffant coiffure, chemise, virago sleeves, arm bands, trapezoidal neckline, fichu, vee neckline, yoke over-bodice, scoop décolletage, strap sleeves


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