1885 The Honorable Mrs. Keppel

This image is causing problems - Alice Edmonstone, who looks like this woman, didn't marry George Keppel until 1891, but this portrait is supposed to come from 1885. Alice was mistress of King Edward VII from 1898 until he died in 1910, Mr. Keppel discretely making himself scarce when Edward was around. If this is Alice Keppel, then this is a portrait of Camilla Parker-Bowles great grandmother.

Her sleeves are appropriate to 1885, lacking built up tops or leg-o-mutton tops; otherwise her dress has a jeweled ruff around the décolletage.

Keywords:  1885, Alice Keppel, Edmonstone family, Keppel family, mistress, Edward VII, British, curly coiffure, square décolletage, jeweled ruff, lace, elbow length tight sleeves, cuffs, natural waistline, earrings, brooch


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