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Moreau le Jeune's painting "Le Rendez-vous" was the inspiration for the 1779 doll.

Moreau le Jeune's painting "Le Rendez-vous" was the inspiration for the 1779 doll.

Wilhelmine von Preußen | DEUTSCHE PERSÖNLICHKEITEN

Princess Frederika Sophia Wilhelmina of Orange, nee Prussia painted in by Johann Georg Ziesenis (German-Danish, Mauritshuis Museum, Den Haag)

This 18th century caricature shows a sailor having a meal with a young woman. The scene seems innocent enough until the viewer notices that he is actually conducting a business transaction; presenting coins in return for her sexual favours.  10 November 1777; John Collet

Bachelors Fare - or Bread and Cheese with kisses (caricature) - National Maritime Museum

Jan 1, 1777 Chloe's cushion, or, The cork rump, In outdoor setting with a lake in the background, a full length view of young lady facing right with her enormous heart-shaped coiffure topped by a hat trailing long ribbons behind. Her dress, bearing several layers of ruffles, is extended in the back by a huge bustle, forming a resting place on which reposes a small lap dog. Lewis Walpole Library 777.01.01.02+

'Chloe's cushion, or, The cork rump', etching and engraving published by Matthias Darly. the 1776 print by the same title, published by J.

The Sailor's Present - 1778 - John Collet  Love the horizontal stripes on the waistcoat, hat trim and the shift sleeves are showing.  What is she wearing on her upper body?

The sailor's Present - Hand coloured Mezzotint - Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

Hair on the rise- just what was going on in France and Britain 18th century...

Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century

'A hint to ladies to take care of their heads': century . the urban legend of the day that high hair would lead to overturned lamps and immolation

unmatched jackets and skirts 18th c. German

unmatched jackets and skirts c.

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