Get Ahead, Get a Hat!

Circa 1810


There’s an old saying that if you want “to get noticed, get a hat” and that is just what the young lady in this portrait has done. Her eye-catching bonnet is beautifully trimmed with a peach and white rosette with long ribbons that are loosely tied in a bow. The paleness of her bonnet, along with her white empire-line dress, contrasts well with her long dark curls, brown eyes and rosy complexion.

The portrait is set with a mount in a gold frame that is glazed on the reverse to reveal neatly plaited brown hair. Apart from a little dust under the glass, this piece is in fine condition.

Ivory Registration: HFQQXT83

Item Ref. 5851

Size: framed, 77 x 63mm + hanger