The Frilly Bonnet

Circa 1830


The 1830s was the decade of enormous sleeves and wide-shoulders on dresses as seen in this portrait. The plunging neckline shows her lacey underslip worn to protect her modesty. Her fashionably rolled curls show beneath a pretty cap that is tied under the chin with a gauze bow. A chunky coral necklace completes her attire.

Painted in watercolour on card, the portrait sits behind convex glass in a traditional papier-mâché frame with a decorative surround and an acorn hanger. Both the portrait and the frame are in excellent condition.

Item Ref. PAA103

Size: framed, 150 x 121mm (5⅞ x 5")