1783 Hon. Charlotte Clive by George Romney (Powis Castle - Welshpool, Powys UK)

This portrait is not Lady Charlotte Florentia Clive who was born in 1787. This Charlotte Clive lived between 1762 and 1795 and did not marry.

From 18thcenturyblog.com/2012/03/george-romney.

The coiffure is 1780s while the dress is the British casual style that had been worn for several decades. Lady Charlotte wears a criss-crossing bodice over her chemise.

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