Saturday, April 27, 2019

1793 Portrait of American Mother & Child

Lady Williams and Child 1793 Ralph Earl (American, 1751–1801)

As the New Republic of The United States of America was finding its way between the 1780s & 1800, a very noticeable change took place in the female British/American silhouette. The waistline climbed higher, until it reached the bust. Textiles were lighter. The skirt was reduced in width & hoop petticoats were seldom seen.