1768 Countess Tolstaya, née Lopukhina by Ivan Argunov (National Museum of Russian Art - Kiev Ukraine)

Countess Tolstoia knits while wearing a dress with a vest-like under bodice framed by her ruched over-dress. She wears two neck bands - one looks like a reduced ruff, the other like a small collar.

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