I noticed this intriguing portrait painting while exploring The Bowes Museum last week.
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A Google search throws up several more portraits, all rather more flattering than this one.
Her Wikipedia article describes her as 'charming, pretty and graceful'.
Why the strange blue tinge to the skin? It's not just my camera; the painting really did look like that.
I feel there's a story here, worth exploring. And I shall.