Sunday, October 8, 2017

18C Portrait of an American Woman

Lady Williams and Child 1793 Ralph Earl (American, 1751–1801)
As the New Republic of The United States of America was finding its way between the 1780s & 1800, a very noticeable change took place in the female British/American silhouette. The waistline climbed higher, until it reached the bust. Textiles were lighter. The skirt was reduced in width & hoop petticoats were seldom seen.