ca. 1805 Miss Harriet Clements by Sir Thomas Lawrence (Indianapolis Museum of Art - Indianapolis, Indiana USA)

Her article in thepeerage is here.


White dresses were a symbol of wealth because laundering was not a simple proposition in 1805. Otherwise Harriet Clements' dress in this 1805 Lawrence portrait is very plain and simple.

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