Cats are probably the most dramatic animals in the world...
1829 Nanette Kaula by Joseph Karl Stieler (Schönheitengallerie Schloß Nymphenburg, München Germany)
Frances Pierrepont, Countess of Mar - G Kneller, 1715
Early 18thC saque back gown via Trouvais (link to actual gown is broken because it has sold)
circa 1695 (sitter looks to me like Françoise Marie de Bourbon 1677-1749, the youngest legitimised daughter of Louis XIV of France and his maîtresse-en-titre, Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan)