1780 Augusta of Saxe-Gotha by Allan Ramsay studio (Royal Collection)


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 francaise

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