Romantic

Singer Isabella Colbran by Waldmüller or a follower, c 1830


Maria Dorothea Eleonora Heicke by Friedrich T. Georgi, 1835


Windsor Castle in Modern Times by Landseer, 1841


Florence Nightingale and Her Sister by William White

Regency

The Buck Family by Adam Buck


Lady with Fan by Goya


Madame Recamier by Jacques Louis David, 1800


Louise von Preußen by Vigée-Lebrun


Joséphine Bonaparte by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, 1805


Madame Bonaparte by Vigée-Lebrun, 1807


Madame Henet by Vigée-Lebrun, 1809


La Vicomtesse de Senonnes by Ingres, 1816


Eliza Ridgely by Sully, 1818

Eighteenth Century ~ 1780-1799

Mrs Mary "Perdita" Robinson by Gainsborough, 1781-82


Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun by herself, 1782


Sir Christopher Sykes and His Wife by George Romney, 1786


Les Lavoisiers by Jacques Louis David, 1788


Madame Dubarry by Vigée-Lebrun, 1781


Mme Seriziat by David, 1795


Baroque

Generalities of the Period

For once blond hair went out of fashion, and black or brown hair was preferred. Women, during the time of Louis XIII, often wore their hair in tight, neat plaits. A popular hairstyle was launched by Mademoiselle de Fontanges, a favorite of Louis XIV. On a hunt with the king, she appeared with a glorious coiffure adorned with ribbons and feathers. On horseback, her hair became tousled, so she simply tied it up with a silk garter. From that moment on, women tied up their curls, which had fallen on the shoulders until then, and the style became known as a Fontanges.

Young women wore their hair in soft, loose curls which fell about an inch below the ears. Towards the end of the period, wigs were gaining popularity.

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Baroque ~ 1600-1627

Unknown Lady by unknown artist



Unknown Lady by Isaac Oliver, 1605


Woman with a Lute by Orazio Gentileschi, 1610


Young Family by Anthonis van Dijck, 1621


Young Lady by Jacob Jordaens, 1615

Eighteenth Century ~ 1761-1779


The Linley Sisters by Gainsborough, 1772




Marie Antoinette of France, artist unknown, 1780s







Wilhelmine Encke Countess Lichtenau by Anna Dorothea Therbusch




Mme Freret-Déricour by Duplessis, 1769



Singer by Fragonard, 1769



photo credits ~
All historical paintings taken from La Coutouriere Parisienne


Eighteenth Century ~ 1742-1760

Suzanna Beckford by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1756


Breakfast by Jean-Etienne Liotard, c1753-56


Mme Bergeret


Mlle de Chateaurenaud by Jean-Marc Nattier


Eighteenth Century ~ 1730-1741

Friederike Luise Markgräfin von Brandenburg-Ansbach by Pesne, 1734


Shepherd Party by Nicolas Lancret, 1735



The Artist's Niece by Liotard, 1746



Countess Anna Katharina Orzelska by Rosalba Carriera



Marie Madeleine Guimard by Fragonard



Baroque ~ 1628-1635

Marie Louise de Tassis by van Dijck, 1629


Hélène Fourment in Wedding Dress by her husband Rubens, c1630


Mrs Rombouts & Her Daughter by Anthonis van Dijck, c1632


Susanna Pellicorne with Daughter by a student of Rembrandt, 1632/33


Lady in Black Dress by Jacques Dumonstier


Henrietta Maria by anonymous, c. 1635

Baroque ~ 1636-1664

Anne Dalkeith Countess Morton and Anne Kirke, Ladies in Waiting to Queen Henriette by Anthonis van Dijck


Anne Countess of Clanbrassil by van Dijck, 1636


Mary Villiers by van Dijck, 1636


Needlewoman by Velazquez, 1640


Paternal Advice by Gerard ten Borch, 1655


Mrs Claypole by Michael Wright, 1658


Curiosity by Ter Borch, 1660