1730 Tea Party at Lord Harrington's by C. Phillips

This is about half of the work; the Lady in blue and yellow is Henrietta Howard, King George II's mistress. For a good article about her, click here.

The Ladies in this 1730 Phillips group portrait are dressed in what would be the style for another 30 or more years. The Lady at left wears a fichu, prominent later in the century, while the next wears her trapezoidal decolletage bare and Countess Henrietta wears a gold cravat. The Lady to right also wears a fichu. All wear laced bodices and elbow length sleeves fringed with engageantes. Countess Henrietta wears jeweled bow skirt ornaments and jeweled cross bands on her stomacher and an attifet head dress. The Lady to left wears a ruffled cap, the Lady beside her wears a flowered cap and veil, and the Lady to right wears a simple cloth panel for a cap.

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