1886 Mrs. Douglas Dick (née Isabelle Parrott, wife of Archibald Campbell Douglas) by John Singer Sargent (private collection)

1886 Mrs. Douglas Dick (née Isabelle Parrott, wife of Archibald Campbell Douglas) by John Singer Sargent (private collection)

Mrs. Dick uses a fichu to add modesty to what would otherwise be a very daring décolletage in this 1886 Singer portrait. Sargent had Mrs. Dick turn straight at him, hiding her bustle, that would have been very large in 1886, in the process.

Keywords:  1886, Sargent, British, straight coiffure, headdress, square décolletage, fichu, elbow length close sleeves, bows, engageantes, jeweled floral bodice ornament, close skirt, bracelets, handkerchief


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