ca. 1805 Harriet Beauchamp Proctor by Sir William Beechey (Ashridge Estate - Hertfordshire UK)

Harriet wears a British interpretation of Empire dress with a neckline ruff that sprouts from a partlet. Her waistband is a mirror-image of a sweetheart neckline.

Keywords:  1805, Beechey, straight coiffure, braided bun, high neckline, neckline ruff, partlet, scoop neckline, Empire waistline, close skirt, wrap

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