1775-1776 Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Sir Joshua Reynolds (Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino California) detail

The towering coiffures of the 1770s were impressive, but not especially practical; wearing one to bed was an ordeal.

Keywords:  1775, Reynolds, Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, Duchess, Spencer family, Cavendish family, British, high straight coiffure, jeweled feathered headdress, vee neckline


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