1790s hairstyle inspiration

Georgian Picnic in St James's ParkGeorgian Picnic in St James's Park
I have several blog posts I want to write up and publish, but as I am confined to bed with a fever after contracting a cold on a rainy weekend trip to Brussels, here are the paintings (all by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun) I used as inspiration for the 1790-ish hairstyle I did for the Dress Like a Georgian Day-picnic.

Varvara Ivanovna Ladomirsky (1800)
Varvara Ivanovna Ladomirsky (1800)

Princess Sapiena (1794)
Princess Sapiena (1794)

Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Lady Hamilton
Lady Hamilton (c. 1790-2)

Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Anna Pitt as Hebe (1792)
Anna Pitt as Hebe (1792)

Comtesse Catherine Vassillievna Skavronskaia
Comtesse Catherine Vassillievna Skavronskaiam

Madame Vigée-Lebrun and her daughter Jeanne Lucie Louise (1789)
Madame Vigée-Lebrun and her daughter Jeanne Lucie Louise (1789)

frizzy

Lastly, as a bonus, this is what may hair looked like after brushing it out (I slept on damp rag-curls overnight) but before styling it. A bit more like a crazy clown than a 19th century socialite, really.

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