1878 Countess of Dalkeith by ? (Royal Collection)

She is probably Lady Louisa Jane Hamilton. Her article in thepeerage is here.

From www.pinterest.com/afagim/style-~-royalty-aristocracy; image size doubled.

1878 Countess of Dalkeith by ? (Royal Collection) From www.pinterest.com/afagim/style-~-royalty-aristocracy X 2

This is a textbook example of later 1870s dress - cuirasse bodice and fullness breaking out below the hips. The dress also relies on drapery to have the desired effect. Fashion plates show an essentially columnar line, but this is reality.

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