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The oyster girl, circle of Francis Wheatley, R.A. (1747-1801) Christie's Interiors 2 August 2011 London, South Kensington Note: the spacing of the stripes in the gown and kerchief, the hair is worn down with a cap.

The oyster girl, circle of Francis Wheatley, R. Christie's Interiors 2 August 2011 London, South Kensington Note: the spacing of the stripes in the gown and kerchief, the hair is worn down with a cap.

For the cap, fichu and jacket.  Looks like this is showing a merchant selling ribbons?  Trying to find the original source of this painting by Pehr Hilleström (18 November 1732 – 13 August 1816), Sweden.

For the cap, fichu and jacket. Looks like this is showing a merchant selling ribbons? Trying to find the original source of this painting by Pehr Hilleström November 1732 – 13 August Sweden.

The Attentive Nurse by Jean Siméon Chardin, 1747. Women -- Clothing & dress -- 1700-1799 -- France. 18th century, French. She is wearing a white bedgown with a pink design (flowers?), a striped petticoat (skirt), a pink pinner apron, and and a sheer white neckerchief. Her head may have a white ruffled cap covered with a white head kerchief. She appears to have white stockings and black mules with high heels.

The Attentive Nurse by Jean Siméon Chardin, (Bedgown with pink/red print, pink apron, striped petticoat - pattern clashing!

"Knitter Asleep" by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French, 1724-1805)

French painter, Jean-Baptiste Greuze - La Tricoteuse Endormie or The Sleepy Knitter (c. in the Huntington Library and Gardens art collection in San Marino, CA

The Jealous Maids - John Collet 1763.  Note the mitts worn by the maid in the background.

Lewis Walpole Library Image ID: Call Number: Creator: Laurie, Robert, printmaker. Title: The jealous maids John Collett pinxt.

Fish or sea food vendor, Paul Sandby. Museum of London Exhibit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12819190

Shrimp girl: 1759 Paul Sandby © Museum of London - Working class people adapted the fashions of upper class, making skirts shorter and upper garments loser. They also wore protective gear when working in trades.

Call Number:  779.06.24.01+  Title:  An actress at her toilet, or, Miss Brazen just breecht from the original picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles.  Related Title:  Miss Brazen just breecht  Published:  [London] : Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles ..., published as the act directs, 24 June 1779.    Lewis Walpole Library

An actress at her toilet, or, Miss Brazen just breecht from the original picture by John Collet, [London] :by Carington Bowles June

1773 Antique 18thC Signed American Portrait Oil Painting *Smiling Young Artist*  sold ebay   2174.00  Self Portrait, Finely Detailed

1773 Antique Signed American Portrait Oil Painting *Smiling Young Artist* Self Portrait *Note slightly flushed cheeks and use of ribbon as a necklace

1736-1775. "Domestick Employment, Needle-work." Engraved by Richard Houston, based on a painting by Philippe Mercier.

" Engraved by Richard Houston, based on a painting by Philippe Mercier.

1725 - 1765. 'Vier Jahreszeiten - Frühling' (four seasons - spring" by Johann Christian Fiedler (1697 - 1765).  State Museum of Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany

1725 - 1765. 'Vier Jahreszeiten - Frühling' (four seasons - spring" by Johann Christian Fiedler (1697 - 1765). State Museum of Hesse, Darmstadt, Germany

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

1774. The housemaid's cap ties under her chin (practical) though unfashionable, deep cuffs on her gown.

Recto Satire: a short master of the house stands on tip-toe to try to kiss a tall housemaid, while his furious wife entering through the door finds them. 10 March 1774 Engraving © The Trustees of the British Museum