1883 Mary Louise Elizabeth Douglas-Hamilton (née Montagu, later Forster), Duchess of Hamilton by Elliott & Fry (National Portrait Gallery - London, UK)

Her article in thepeerage states she was Luise Friederike Auguste von Alten’s daughter, married William Alexander Louis Stephen Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton in 1873, and then married Robert Carnaby Forster in 1897.

From wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Montagu-147; removed monocolor tint. Also posted to the Bustle Periods - 1870 to 1890 here.

NPG x127437; Mary Louise Elizabeth (nÈe Montagu), Duchess of Hamilton (later Lady Forster)

Lady Mary Louise poses in a complex dress with numerous flounces and a blonde lace over-bodice. The complexity of this dress rivals that worn by Princess of Wales Alexandra at about the same time.

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