C1790 Miniature of Lady in a Mob Cap and Yellow Gown


This charming miniature portrait C1790 shows a lady in a mob cap, and wearing a yellow dress with  the usual white diaphanous shawl. The customary spray of roses graces the crossover of the shawl. The black japanned and brass frame measures 15 cm by 12.5 cm. To get a greater insight into this period and clothing  use I strongly recommend the recent film "Love and Friendship", after a Jane Austen story. In it one hears Jane Austen's voice more truly than any other Austen based film. She was such a comic, and many films based on her work lose Jane's sparkle and wickedness. I am glad the lady in our miniature has a look of self awareness and amusement.

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