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Dark green full length cloak of green serge lined with red serge, with wide collar and detachable hood. The cloak originally belonged to General Wolfe (1727-1759). On his death it was taken by his friend Isaac Barré (1726-1802) who had served as Wolfe's Adjutant-General and may have been at his side when he died. Barré later became a prominent parliamentarian and passed the cloak on to the Marquis of Townsend (1724-1807), another veteran of the Canadian campaign who had served unde
Mary Preston (d.1724), Marchioness/Duchess of Powis, in Peeress' Robes by Michael Dahl
Mary Preston (d.1724), Marchioness/Duchess of Powis, in Peeress' Robes by Michael Dahl (Powis Castle - Welshpool, Powys, UK). From artuk.org; enlarged one quarter. This portrait of Lady Mary probably dates to around the time of her marriage in 1695. According to her article in thepeerage, she had four children and died in 1724.