The Countess wears big curls in 1770s style, but with curly or even frizzy hair, and a fichu to fill in her square décolletage in her Reynolds portrait from 1781-1782. I cannot identify the object above her coiffure; it looks like a small cap or a ribbon or bow.
Keywords: 1781, Reynolds, Francis Pelham-Clinton, Seymour-Conway family, Pelham-Clinton family, Countess, British, curly coiffure, vee neckline, fichu, square décolletage, bertha, long tight sleeves, cuffs
Jul 18, 2011, 4:43 PM
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