This 1780 portrait of Princess Princess Augusta by Ramsay’s studio
shows an older woman dealing with changing fashion. She appears to be wearing a
robe a la francaise with overskirt decorated with meandering ruching. Her hair,
not showing gray, is not piled high. Ramsay’s studio does an excellent job
showing the delicate lace of her engageantes.
Keywords: 1780, Ramsay, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess,
Wettin family, Welf family, British, scarf, cape, lace, long close sleeves,
engageantes, lace, panniers, over-skirt, ruching, parasol, robe a la
Dec 17, 2010, 12:25 PM
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