ca. 1775-1776 Elizabeth, Lady Forbes by Sir Joshua Reynolds (auctioned by Christie's)

Her article in thepeerage is here.

From issuu.com/artsolution/docs/rgportraiture_-o; size doubled by gogm.

It's the 1770s and coiffures are big and straight. Lady Forbes wears a criss-cross bodice under a lined silk wrap or coat in this Reynolds portrait from around 1775 or 1776.

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