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Mrs. William Moseley (Laura Wolcott), (1761-1814) and her son Charles, (1786-1815) ~ 1791, by Ralph Earl

Mrs. William Moseley (Laura Wolcott), (1761-1814) and her son Charles, (1786-1815) ~ 1791, by Ralph Earl

Lady Mary Fox (née FitzClarence; 19 December 1798 – 13 July 1864) was a daughter of King William IV of the United Kingdom by his mistress Dorothea Jordan. In later life she became a writer.

Lady Mary Fox (née FitzClarence; 19 December 1798 – 13 July 1864) was a daughter of King William IV of the United Kingdom by his mistress Dorothea Jordan. In later life she became a writer.

ab. 1705 Pierre Gobert - Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne in a riding habit

ab. 1705 Pierre Gobert - Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne in a riding habit

Arthur Devis - The Trevelyan Conversation Piece: Sir John Trevelyan (1735–1828), 4th Bt, with His Wife Louisa Simond, Lady Trevelyan, His Son Sir John Trevelyan (1761–1846), 5th Bt, and His Daughter Helena Trevelyan. c.1740. oil on canvas.

Arthur Devis - The Trevelyan Conversation Piece: Sir John Trevelyan (1735–1828), 4th Bt, with His Wife Louisa Simond, Lady Trevelyan, His Son Sir John Trevelyan (1761–1846), 5th Bt, and His Daughter Helena Trevelyan. c.1740. oil on canvas.

Henrietta Cavendish Holles (1694–1755), Countess of Oxford by Godfrey Kneller, 1714, wearing a riding habit

Henrietta Cavendish Holles (1694–1755), Countess of Oxford by Godfrey Kneller, 1714, wearing a riding habit

Portrait of Lady Charles Spencer circa 1775 by Joshua Renyolds. Location: Private Collection. "Unusual for a portrait of a woman, Mary is painted with her horse. She wears a striking, red, riding habit cut in the manner of a man's frock coat—with a waistcoat fastened in the masculine way from left to right." -What Jane Saw

Portrait of Lady Charles Spencer circa 1775 by Joshua Renyolds. Location: Private Collection. "Unusual for a portrait of a woman, Mary is painted with her horse. She wears a striking, red, riding habit cut in the manner of a man's frock coat—with a waistcoat fastened in the masculine way from left to right." -What Jane Saw

Woman in deep mourning. According to the accompanying text, she wears a black taffeta gown and a skirt of the same fabric. On the neck a broad Fichu ruffled white 'gaze d'Italie' and cuffs 'and sabot' of the same gaze. On the head a "chapeau-bonnette 'white crepe with a black ribbon and four black feathers. The long hair is held from behind with a bronze belt. Accessories: long gloves, shoes black taffeta, handkerchief. Cabinet des Modes Modes ou les Nouvelles, 1 Aout 1786.

Woman in deep mourning. According to the accompanying text, she wears a black taffeta gown and a skirt of the same fabric. On the neck a broad Fichu ruffled white 'gaze d'Italie' and cuffs 'and sabot' of the same gaze. On the head a "chapeau-bonnette 'white crepe with a black ribbon and four black feathers. The long hair is held from behind with a bronze belt. Accessories: long gloves, shoes black taffeta, handkerchief. Cabinet des Modes Modes ou les Nouvelles, 1 Aout 1786.

A Lady in a Riding Habit, Enoch Seeman.  It hurts that I can't tell you where this currently is, ie in what museum.

A Lady in a Riding Habit, Enoch Seeman. It hurts that I can't tell you where this currently is, ie in what museum.

riding habit Riding habit was a fine lady's equivalent for modern tracksuit. Being warm and relatively practical it was used for riding, walking and also for traveling. Riding habits were strongly influenced by men's fashion and were also often made by tailors. The finest habits were elaborately trimmed and worn over fashionable hoops.

riding habit Riding habit was a fine lady's equivalent for modern tracksuit. Being warm and relatively practical it was used for riding, walking and also for traveling. Riding habits were strongly influenced by men's fashion and were also often made by tailors. The finest habits were elaborately trimmed and worn over fashionable hoops.

Marie-Antoinette by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, after 1783

Celebrate Marie Antoinette’s Birthday With the Most Romantic Blouses of the Season

Marie-Antoinette by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, after 1783

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