1788 Marchioness of Queenston by Richard Cosway (location unknown to gogm)

I saw this in Wikimedia dated 1788. 1798 or 1808 would be more appropriate for this Empire waisted dress with a neckline fraise. 1798 because the dress has no discernible bodice. But the date at the base of the column to right is 1788. The first appearance of a partlet in these albums is here in 1798 and the first appearance of a fraise is here in 1804.

The Marchioness of Queenston is shown wearing Revolutionary dress and coiffure a year before before the Revolution began in this 1788 Cosway portrait.

Keywords:  1788, Cosway, Marquise, British, curly coiffure, head band, high enclosing neckline, neckline ruff, partlet, square neckline, waist band, Empire low waistline, upper puffed sleeves, arm bands, wrap, theatrical dress


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