A GREAT DRESS! Was her maker running out of red tint or did he simply decide that his client?s lovely pigmented face only needed a hint of additional color. He lavishly painted the tablecloth underneath her arm with blue hued powder. The restored sixth plate has outstanding reflective depth. The lass was lit from the right side of the room and a large reflector was in place on the left to soften shadows. The woman sat for her likeness circa 1846. She held a small book that might have been opened to her favorite passage. Any faint white spots or brown specks on the subject?s flesh are not bothersome. The gal?s costume was wonderfully different don?t you think? The complete leather case has a warped cover.