ca. 1780 Letitia Anna Philippa Pervis, née Leman, by John Downman (auctioned by Christie's)

She was the daughter of landed gentry. Her genealogical sketch is here.

If aristocrats can be ice queens, then gentry folks can be ice queens too.

From karoline-von-manderscheid.tumblr.com/post/159439145551/john-downman-1750-1824-portrait-of-letitia-anna. Also posted to the Reign of Louis XVI - 1775 to 1789 Album here.

ca. 1780 Letitia Anna Philippa Pervis, née Leman, by John Downman (auctioned by Christie's) From karoline-von-manderscheid.tumblr.com:post:159439145551:john-downman-1750-1824-portrait-of-letitia-anna

Letitia uses a striped ribbon to keep her elaborately curled hair together in this Downman portrait that shows the last days of large curl coiffures.

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