1777-1779 Lady Elizabeth Delmé and her Children by Sir Joshua Reynolds (National Gallery of Art - Washington, DC USA)

Her article in thepeerage does not list her children. Peter Delmé died in 1789 and she married Captain Chares Garnier in 1794.

Reynolds' portrait of Lady Delmé from 1777-1779 shows that coiffures were reaching great heights, in this case doubling the height of Lady Delme's head. A blanket or wrap covers her skirt, but the part of the skirt that shows suggests she is wearing a full skirt.

Keywords:  1777, Reynolds, Howard family, Delmé family, high long coiffure, ribbon headdress, scoop neckline, puffed sleeves, arm bands, waist band, natural waistline, wrap


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