1730s Mary Courtenay (1695-1747), Mrs William Paston by ? (Coughton Court - Alcester, Warwickshire, UK)

A genealogical sketch of her is here. Her sketch in thepeerage is here.

From artuk.org. Also posted to the Reign of Louis XV - 1715 to 1774 Album here.

Mary Courtenay (d.1747), Mrs William Paston

Mrs. Paston is dressed in British opulent simplicity, but she does not strike an ice queen pose. Her eyes engage the viewer.

Keywords:  Mary Courtenay, Mary Paston, Mrs. William Paston, Courtenay family, Paston family, British, straight coiffure, bandeau, earrings, necklace, lace-edged chemise, modesty piece, under-sleeves, trapezoidal neckline, fitted split bodice, brooch, bows, elbow length full over-sleeves, cuffs, clasps

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