Lady Charles Spencer Sir Joshua Reynolds Oil on canvas. Born Mary Beauclerk the daughter of Vere Beauclerk, Baron Vere. Distinguished wife of Lord Charles Spencer who was Joint Postmaster General. The Goodwood Collection.
Side Saddle, today those skirts would be considered too long, as the horse could easily lift a hoof and pull the rider from the saddle.often the ladies rode with a strap to hook the skirts up under them.