Countess of Mount Edgcumbe by Camille Silvy

This is Lady Katherine Elizabeth Hamilton who married William Henry Edgcumbe, 4th Earl of Mount Edgcumbe and had three daughters and a son. Her article in thepeerage is here.

From Paul Frecker; spots removed from image with Photoshop and sepia tone removed by gogm.

Countess Katherine wears a crinoline with alternating rows of glossy and diaphanous matte fabric on her under-skirt under an over-skirt with columns of lace and what may be an open-work shawl above it all.

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