A portrait of Diane de Polignac, who was a lady in waiting to both the Comtesse d’Artois and Madame Elisabeth. She was the sister of Jules de Polignac, and thus a sister in law of Yolande de Polastron, one of Marie Antoinette’s closest friends.
Portrait miniature of a Lady, identified as Harriet Blanshard (née Gale) (1745-1822), wearing low-cut blue trimmed gold dress with lace collar, the sleeves slashed to reveal white, her pink powdered hair worn up and decorated with white gauze hanging behind the neck and around her front, attached at her breast with pearls. Watercolour on ivory, inscribed 'J.S./1782'. Catalogue no.21.
Rosalie Duthé: courtesan, opera dancer and the first ‘dumb blonde’