This is about half of the
work; the Lady in blue and yellow is Henrietta Howard, King George II's
mistress. For a good article about her, click here.
Ladies in this 1730 Phillips group portrait are dressed in what would be the
style for another 30 or more years. The Lady at left wears a fichu, prominent
later in the century, while the next wears her trapezoidal decolletage bare and
Countess Henrietta wears a gold cravat. The Lady to right also wears a fichu.
All wear laced bodices and elbow length sleeves fringed with engageantes.
Countess Henrietta wears jeweled bow skirt ornaments and jeweled cross bands on
her stomacher and an attifet head dress. The Lady to left wears a ruffled cap,
the Lady beside her wears a flowered cap and veil, and the Lady to right wears
a simple cloth panel for a cap.