Her first husband died in 1759 and she married again in early 1761 so this portrait would date from about 1760.
The strips of sheer black material (lace?) against a white partlet and engageantes and a pink dress make lady Susanna Hoare's portrait interesting. Her hair was definitely curly, but she was starting to pile it on in keeping with those who wore their hair straight in the early 1760s. Her hair is probably powdered and the black cap is presumably widow's wear.
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Mar 23, 2013, 10:54 PM
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