ca. 1655 (estimate based on children) Mary, Duchess of Lennox and Richmond with her children, Esmé and Mary Stuart by John Michael Wright (auctioned by Bonhams)

From Bonham's; image made slightly lighter by gogm to bring out chignon. Size fixed at 40 cm high at 28.35 pixels/cm.

ca. 1655 (estimate based on children) Mary, Duchess of Lennox and Richmond with her children, Esmé and Mary Stuart by John Michael Wright (auctioned by Bonhams) full size fixed

Lady Mary's daughter is dressed as quite the little Lady with a vee waisted dress with bertha and puffed sleeves. Her son also wears a feminine garment as is de rigueur at the time. Lady Mary's coiffure is dominated by a chignon. Her hair is straight on top, probably with the aid of a sheer headpiece, matching her daughter's.

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