Oil painting on panel (oval), Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess of Hamilton and Duchess of Argyll (1734-1790) by Rebecca Dulcibella Orpen (1830-1923) after a Katherine Read of c.1770. Inscribed and signed on the verso. A head-and-shoulders portrait with the sitter turned slightly towards the left, looking out at the spectator. She wears a black cloak open around her shoulders and a white shawl underneath. A pink rose is pinned at her breast. The Duchess wears an elaborate frilled bonnet of white lace which is tied under her chin with a blue satin bow, the blue ribbon and frilled lace continuing to either side of the head. She is set against a plain, grey background.CMS_PCF_343143
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