Frances Teresa Stuart 1647-1702 Duchess of Richmond as prototype Britannia since 1667


Madonna Ciccone is known for conical brassieres, but it looks like Frances Teresa Stuart may have had the idea first. This image was adapted from 1669 onward as "Britannia" on coinage.

Keywords:  1669, Frances Theresa Stuart, Duchess, British, Britannia, curly coiffure, jeweled feathered headdress, brassiere, cones, sweetheart neckline, elbow length puffed sleeves, no waistline, girdle, close skirt, brooch, arm bands, clasps, wrap

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