ca. 1735 Henrietta Godolphin Duchess of Newcastle by Charles Jervas (Philip Mould)

The casual atmosphere of this portrait set against wild country with the Duchess wearing a casual, albeit silk, dress is unmistakably British.

The bodice of the Duchess of Newcastle's dress has a round, almost natural waistline, in this Jervas work from around 1735. Her skirt is also unsupported.

Keywords:  1735, Jervas, Duchess, British, long, straight coiffure, scoop decolletage, chemise, modesty piece, split bodice, three quarter length close sleeves, cuffs, natural low waistline, waist band, close skirt


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