Lady Louisa appears to be wearing a black yoke bodice and a striped under-bodice and, surely, a chemise for modesty. There is a mystery here - she was born in 1745 and this portrait is dated to 1821, making her around 76. This ia a portrait of somebody who could be 16 or 26.
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Apr 20, 2012 11:52 AM
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