1797 Lady Hester Astley by Nathaniel Plimer (Philip Mould)

Lady Astley wears an over-dress of the the criss-cross draped style of the Directoire period. She appears to be wearing a chemise with real sleeves below.

Keywords:  1797, Palmer, British, long curly coiffure, ribbon headdress, scoop neckline, chemise, close sleeves, over-dress, waist band, Empire waistline

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