Wow - I'm not at all familiar with that first image! It looks so Victorian, I would never have picked it for 18th century! Must go do some research - thanks for posting!
Ooh, those shades of blue in the first picture have my mouth watering. Yum.
Those girls knew how to properly annoy PETA.....
That first portrait is so realistic, it's like a photograph. Am very impressed. But how sad is it that I recognize Lavinia Spencer right away?
Love these images. Thanks for sharing them.
The first painting is so gorgeous! I can't believe I've never seen it before. And I've always had a soft spot for the more winter-themed garb of the period. I think it's the muffs, I just love them for some reason.
My daughter looks almost exactly like the first picture (Maria). How weird is that??