Lavinia Fenton, later second Duchess of Bolton by Charles Jervas (auctioned)

She gained her title through her looks, marrying the Duke of Bolton after his first wife died. Beore that, she was an actress and a child prostitute before that. Polly Peacham is a role in The Beggar's Opera that opened in 1728.  Her Wikipedia article is here.

The dress has gold frogging across the stomacher and gold clasps, but is otherwise very casual with a round, instead of vee, waistline as is her cloth handkerchief turned into cap.Her stomacher is not set of by revers.

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