Henrietta Vernon (Lady Grosvenor, wife of Richard, first Earl Grosvenor) by Thomas Gainsborough (private collection)

Henrietta Vernon's dress does not show the casualness of the 1770s, but the height of her coiffure is building.

Keywords:  Gainsborough, British, high straight coiffure, cap, bows, square neckline, modesty piece-bertha, revers, stomacher, buttons, elbow length close sleeves, engageantes, lace, robe a la francaise, neck band, earrings

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