Frances Teresa Stewart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox by Jan van der Vaart (National Portrait Gallery, London)

Frances Stuart's combination of waistless dress with regal robes makes an interesting contrast in this Lelyesque portrait by Jan van der Vaart. Her Wikipedia article is here.

From Wikimedia; detail-enhanced by gogm.

The National Portrait Gallery, London has a writeup about Jan van der Vaart here.

Keywords:  van der Vaart, Duchess, British, Frances Theresa Stewart, Britannia, long curly coiffure, scoop neckline, split bodice, chemise, elbow length puffed sleeves, no waistline, full skirt, robes, coronet, clasp, jeweled robes


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