Lady Emilia Dilke was a feminist and women's trades unionist. Her Wikipedia article is here.
Lady Dilke wears a glorious gown with an expansive bustle-train, a vertical broad panel of lace over her skirt, and an asymmetric lace bodice band. She carries long gloves in her hands.
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