This 1782 Gainsborough of Louisa Beckford offers still more proof
that British Ladies preferred to be portrayed in casual dress. Her hairdresser
took two large pigtails, often draped over a Lady's shoulders, and looped them
up to the back center of her coiffure beneath what appears to be a metal tiara.
Keywords: 1782, Reynolds, British, high
straight coiffure, tiara, long close sleeves, cuffs, waist band, vee waistline,
Dec 26, 2010, 6:11 AM
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