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Depictions of spotted handkerchiefs in 18th Century art.
English school, possibly John Hoppner - last quarter 18th century - Grogan and Company : Full Details for Lot 4

English school, possibly John Hoppner - last quarter century - Grogan and Company : Full Details for Lot 4

British Tars, 1740-1790: The Sailor's Return, 1786

The Sailor's Return, Francis Wheatley, National Maritime Museum . As I've posted before, the sailor returning to loved ones is .

Figure Study by John Opie at the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery BBC Your Paintings

Figure Study by John Opie at the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery BBC last quarter c. Note black straw hat, colored kerchief, edge on cloak, mid length hair worn loose

Heaving a lead by John Augustus Atkinson, 1 January 1807. Repro ID: PU7765 ©National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Heaving a lead by John Augustus Atkinson, 1 January Repro ID: ©National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Morning after the Storm, the Husband's Return; after Bigg; published state.  1798 Boy holding handkerchief before the fire

Morning After the Storm: The Husband's Return: A cottage after Bigg; 1798 Mezzotint printed in colour, with some hand-colouring

Snowshill Manor © National Trust / Richard Blakey 1820-30

Handkerchief - Made from a lemon yellow and white resist dyed silk tabby. The design is of white diamonds with lemon centres arranged in diamond shapes.

The Stanley Children C W Peale 1782  New Bern NC

The Stanley Children of New Bern, North Carolina by Charles Wilson Peale 1782