A Visual History of Costume: The Eighteenth Century
Covers the styles of dress in the 18th century illustrated by oil paintings, engravings, woodcuts and line drawings taken by the time of the dress itself through the use of which the reader is given a clear idea of what was worn and how without the distortions and loss of detail which modern line drawings can entail. Each illustration captioned under the labels "Head", "Body" and "Accessories" and all clothes are not only described but also explained and interpreted.
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Accessories Andrew Bissett apron Art Gallery artist attr black silk blue silk bodice Body The dress breeches British brocade buckles buttons canvas National Gallery canvas National Portrait chemise clothing collar colour costume Countess cravat cuff curls curve decorated depicted Duchess of Devonshire Earl edged eighteenth century embroidered English engraving fashionable dress fastening feathers flounce formal occasions French frilled fringe frizzed frock coat front gold braid hairstyle Head He wears Head The hair head-dress Hogarth hoops J. R. Smith knee knot lace Lady lappets London loose mantua mob cap muslin National Portrait Gallery neck Note Oil on canvas open gown open robe Paul Mellon petticoat pinned pinner plain linen plate popular powdered rococo round ruffles sack Sandby sash shirt shoes shoulders side curls side pleats silk sitter wears skirt stomacher striped style suit Tate Gallery tight sleeves tight-fitting velvet waist waistcoat Watercolour white silk wide worn