Lady Johanna St. John by Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lydiard House - Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, Wiltshire UK)

According to his Wikipedia article, Gottfried Kneller arrived in the UK in 1676.


This dress worn by a middle-aged Lady Johanna is the sort of casual dress that could not be worn for anything other than a portrait.

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