1777 Mary Wordsworth, Lady Kent, (1751-1817) by Sir Joshua Reynolds (auctioned by Sotheby's)

How can a nice woman become a Lady of leisure? The old-fashioned way, by exploiting the labor of others. That was facilitated by the institution of slavery as described here. A sketch about her husband, an MP named Egleton, who changed his name to Kent and was also created Baronet, is here.

From mutualart.com/Artist/Sir-Joshua-Reynolds/849A9DDDA212F7BF/Artworks.

1777 Mary Wordsworth, Lady Kent, (1751-1817) by Sir Joshua Reynolds (auctioned by Sotheby's) From mutualart.com/Artist/Sir-Joshua-Reynolds/849A9DDDA212F7BF/Artworks

French Ladies wore powdered coiffures and jewels indoors while British Ladies adopted similar, but unpowdered, coiffures and fewer jewels outdoors.

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