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1781, The Sailor's Pleasure (detail) at The British Museum Wm Booth Draper | Print Polonaise, dotted fichu/wrap, check apron, quilted petticoat, black silk hat, cap tied under chine

1781, The Sailor's Pleasure (detail) at The British Museum Wm Booth Draper | Print Polonaise, dotted fichu/wrap, check apron, quilted petticoat, black silk hat, cap tied under chine

Ribbon is stitched to the UNDERSIDE of the crown. Bergère hat Date:     18th century Culture:     British Medium:     straw Dimensions:     [no dimensions available] Credit Line:     Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1969

Ribbon is stitched to the UNDERSIDE of the crown. Bergère hat Date: 18th century Culture: British Medium: straw Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1969

Portrait of a young woman, after John Baptiste Greuze, 1761.  British Museum.   This is one of the best images I have ever seen of a cap!  You can clearly see the separation of the caul, brim, and ruffle which is a hallmark of 18th Century caps.

Portrait of a young woman, after John Baptiste Greuze, 1761. British Museum. This is one of the best images I have ever seen of a cap! You can clearly see the separation of the caul, brim, and ruffle which is a hallmark of 18th Century caps.

Louis Bonnet, Provoking Fidelity, 1775. The British Museum

Louis Bonnet, Provoking Fidelity, 1775. The British Museum

1776 cap and spotted handkerchief Image gallery: The Grisset / Grisette British Museum 1902,1011.5051

1776 cap and spotted handkerchief Image gallery: The Grisset / Grisette British Museum 1902,1011.5051

Mrs Carwardine, May 9, 1781. British Museum 1902,1011.4954  Love this cap.  And adorable mother-child image.

Mrs Carwardine, May 9, 1781. British Museum 1902,1011.4954 Love this cap. And adorable mother-child image.

Ann Darlow Smith and Mrs. Prothero, by John Raphael Smith. British Museum,1876-0708-6

Ann Darlow Smith and Mrs. Prothero, by John Raphael Smith. British Museum,1876-0708-6

The Enchantress. Portrait of Sarah Crawford, almost half-length in an oval frame, directed to right, looking towards the viewer, wearing a hooded cloak with a high sheen, tied with a bow under the nape, and a wide-brimmed hat set low over the forehead, hair tied with a bow at the nape; after Murray. Mezzotint printed in colour British Museum 1953,0214.36

The Enchantress. Portrait of Sarah Crawford, almost half-length in an oval frame, directed to right, looking towards the viewer, wearing a hooded cloak with a high sheen, tied with a bow under the nape, and a wide-brimmed hat set low over the forehead, hair tied with a bow at the nape; after Murray. Mezzotint printed in colour British Museum 1953,0214.36

1782, A young woman standing in profile to right, holding out a staff in front of her, wearing a large bell-shaped bonnet with a ribbon tied in a bow and a gown with a bustled kirtle and a white fichu and apron. 1782  Hand-coloured etching

1782, A young woman standing in profile to right, holding out a staff in front of her, wearing a large bell-shaped bonnet with a ribbon tied in a bow and a gown with a bustled kirtle and a white fichu and apron. 1782 Hand-coloured etching

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