Mary, née Fairfax Duchess of Buckingham by John Michael Wright (private collection)


"Fairfax" is one of those mother country names found around Washington DC, a dysfunctional hot house well insulated by special-interest money from the concerns of little people in the USA.

The image on the Internet is very dark and her skirt is lost in the shadows so I added lightness to bring out her skirt and overall improve the image.

Mary poses with the family shack in the background wearing simple, but not casual, dress with a scoop décolletage and probable vee waistline. Her bodice covering is laced together and any openings below the tie knot are covered by a brooch.

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