Her article from thepeerage is here. The informative lot notes from Christie's are here.
Anna Sophia's dress has a plain linen-like collar and white bows for decoration. She wears numerous pearls arranged as a rope tying her bodice and a draped necklace. She wears more pearls in her hair. A rope of pearls descends from somewhere in her sleeves to wrap around her arm.
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Sep 25, 2011, 5:20 PM
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