1742 Mrs. Wardle by Thomas Frye (Yale Center for British Art, Yale University - New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

In contrast to some other gentry showing comfort and restrained luxury, Mrs. Wardle wears white satin over what appears to be quilted pink and silver brocade and lots of lace, highlighted by a gold brooch and clasps.

From Google Art Project via Wikimedia; spots and flaws removed with Photoshop.

1742 Mrs. Wardle by Thomas Frye (Yale Center for British Art, Yale University - New Haven, Connecticut, USA) From Google Art Project via Wikimedia despot deflaw

Mrs. Wardle wears a robe à la française with a possibly wide sacque back and robings coming from over her shoulders down the front of her skirt. The neck area can be seen here; the robings can be seen here; the jewelry can be seen here; and the under-skirt can be seen here.

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