Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall, 1897. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Below: Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff, "Duchess of Savoia," England, early 1897. Worn by the Duchess of Portland as "Duchess of Savoia" to the Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball, July 2, 1897. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall, 1897. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Below: Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff, "Duchess of Savoia," England, early 1897. Worn by the Duchess of Portland as "Duchess of Savoia" to the Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball, July 2, 1897. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

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