Dark Haired 18th Century Beauties

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It's hard finding women with your "complexion" and tresses to match. So here's my compilation of women throughout the 18th century who were blessed, or plagued, with alabaster skin and raven black hair. Let the inspirations begin!

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history-of-fashion: Unknown artist - Princess Ekaterina Orlova ”

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history-of-fashion: “1777 Unknown artist - Princess Ekaterina Orlova ”

 Oil on canvas, 29 x 24 in. Photographed in 1969 in a private collection, New York. The Frick Collection / Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive. Classic Paintings, Thomas Gainsborough, Portrait Drawing, Painting Style, Painting, Art, Portrait Painting, Portrait Art, Art Exhibition

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View Portrait of Elizabeth Ramus daughter of Nicholas Ramus and subsequently wife of Baron de Nougal, half-length, in a pink dress. by George Romney on artnet. Browse upcoming and past auction lots by George Romney.

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Explore a comprehensive and constantly growing database of portraits arranged chronologically from antiquity to the 1930's.

1797 Young Caroline of Baden as an artist by Philipp Jakob Becker (Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe - Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg Germany) Art Deco Diamond, 18th Century Paintings, Illustration, Great Artists, Artist, Painting, Female Art, Miniature Portraits, Portrait

1797 Young Caroline of Baden as an artist by Philipp Jakob Becker (Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe - Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg Germany) | Grand Ladies

Young teenage Caroline is shown painting in the late 1780s-1790s style with full skirt under a belt, long tight sleeves, and lots of wavy hair. This may be an advertising portrait.

1778 Jens Juel - Portrait of a Woman (Private collection)

Credit: "Four o'Clock in the Country", pub. 1788 (coloured etching with aquatint) (pair of Rowlandson, Thomas / Private Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library Fine Art, Poster Prints, Canvas Prints, Caricature, Image, The Fox And The Hound, Art, Heritage Image, Fine Art Prints

Four oClock in the Country, pub. 1788 Painting by Thomas Rowlandson Reproduction | 1st Art Gallery

Four oClock in the Country, pub. 1788

'Elizabeth, Duchess-Countess of Sutherland' by George Romney, Cincinnati Art Museum - Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland - Wikipedia Lady, Art Museum, Female Portrait, Portraiture, Woman Painting, Art, Cincinnati Art, Portrait, Lady Elizabeth

Elizabeth, Duchess of Sutherland, 1782

Final Dimensions (width x height): 18" x 24" Item #9966447

Miss Susan Johnston, by Adolf Ulrich Wertmuller

George Washington – AMERICAN GALLERY – 18th Century

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Georges-Nicolas-Toussaint AUGUSTIN dit AUGUSTIN-DUBOURG (Saint Dié, 1750 - Paris, 1800?) Jeune femme à la coiffure bouffante, à mi-corps en robe moirée bleue bordée de dentelle blanche, vers 1785-1788

Georges-Nicolas-Toussaint AUGUSTIN dit AUGUSTIN-DUBOURG (Saint Dié, 1750 - Paris, [...] | lot 71 | Tableaux Anciens, Mobilier & Objets d'Art at Ader

Georges-Nicolas-Toussaint AUGUSTIN dit AUGUSTIN-DUBOURG (Saint Dié, 1750 - Paris, [...], Auction est la plateforme de vente aux enchères d'objets d'art de référence. | lot 71 | Auction.fr | English

SAMUEL COTES (BRITISH, A lady, in black dress with lace fichu, a black lace cap over her high-piled powdered hair Signed with initials and dated ‘SC /

SAMUEL COTES (BRITISH, 1734-1818)

1780 Giuseppina Cles (also called Urszula Dembińska) by Giovanni Battista Lampi (private collection). Female Portrait, Portrait Art, Female Art, Alabaster Skin, 18th Century Costume, 17th Century, Art Deco Diamond, Diamond Brooch, Miniature Portraits
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1780 Giuseppina Cles (also called Urszula Dembińska) by Giovanni Battista Lampi

Attributed to Marie-Victoire Lemoine Portrait of a lady, half length, in a white dress and a blue sash, by a rosebush. 28 x 23 in. Classic Art, Female Art, Miniature Portraits, Woman Painting, Historical Art, Portrait Painting, Old Paintings, Art History, Portrait Art

The "Robe a La Chemise"

Comtesse de Moreton de Chabrillan by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun,1781 Marie Antoinette,Queen of France by Vigée Le Brun,1783 ...

Family portrait under the Revolution or the Directory. 18th Century Wigs, 18th Century Clothing, 18th Century Fashion, Alabaster Skin, Rococo Fashion, Fashion Painting, Officiel, Historical Clothing, Fashion Plates

Portrait de famille sous la Révolution ou le Directoire.

Institut du Grenat - L'officiel du bijou en Grenat de Perpignan et du costume roussillonnais

Two Nerdy History Girls: The Truth about the Big Hair of the Part One. Two Nerdy Histor

The Truth about the Big Hair of the 1770s: Part One

Isabella reporting, Even people who don't know anything about 18th c. women's fashion know about the hair. Towering hair styles, wigs fi...