Everything about this painting delights me, from the colors to the design of the dress to the look on her face. Just a little inspiration from the Duchess of Devonshire’s Gossip Guide to the 18th Century — one of my favorite blogs.
The fragments that are left to us in paintings and antiques, how we view it in film and popular culture and anything else that catches my eye.
Three cheers for unravelling!
There is no fun without it,
This important work
Drives away boredom.
While you rend
Ribbons and borders,
You can also gossip
And rend people.
-Mme du Deffand about a pastime of the late 18th century French upperclass
Clothing Physical 18th century clothing and jewelry