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El capitán John Foote, óleo sobre lienzo de Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792, United Kingdom)

Captain John Foote - Joshua Reynolds, Foote has adopted the "eastern dress" he encountered as an agent of the East India Company.

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (Naturalist and Patron of Science)  Sir Joshua Reynolds (1771-1773)

Joshua Reynolds - Sir Joseph Banks, Bt (Naturalist and Patron of Science)

1820 ca. Portrait of John Clare by William Hilton.  Shows how the working man tied and wore a silk cravat with a Sunday-best outfit, a sartorial accessorizing which one might associate with the aesthetics of folk art. Seems to have similar leafy pattern as cravat thought to have belonged to the poet, which survives in Stamford Museum, Lincolnshire. bbc.co.uk

John Clare July 1793 – 20 May was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption.

Kügelgen, Franz Gerhard von Invent 1875/1177 1805 - 1815, Porträt Johann Jakob Otto August Rühle von Lilienstern

Kügelgen, Franz Gerhard von Invent 1875/1177 1805 - 1815, Porträt Johann Jakob Otto August Rühle von Lilienstern

Mrs. Abingdon, by Sir Joshua Reynolds. 1771.  (as Prue in Congreve's play Love for Love, her most famous comic role, 1771

Abingdon, by Sir Joshua Reynolds. (as Prue in Congreve's play Love for Love, her most famous comic role, 1771

Portrait of a Gentleman by Stephen Slaughter at AllPosters.com

Portrait of a Gentleman

Louis-François Xavier de Bourbon, Duc de Bourgogne à sept ans

Presumed portrait of Louis-François-Xavier, Duke of Burgundy aged 7 by Louis Dupont, c.

Sir Harry Fetherstonhaugh (1754-1846), 2nd Bt; Pompeo Batoni; National Trust, Uppark

A visit to Uppark House, Sussex

Lord(Noble) Sir Harry Fetherstonhaugh (pronounced Fanshaw) Bt, with his faithful hound, by Pompeo Batoni

Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline, Caroline of Ansbach, Queen of England, by Dahl

Michael Dahl - Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline, Caroline of Ansbach, Queen of England

Jeannepompadour: Queen Caroline by Godfrey Kneller, early 18th...

jeannepompadour: Queen Caroline by Godfrey Kneller, early 18th... (This Ivy House)

Sir Godfrey Kneller - Caroline of Ansbach Queen of the United Kingdom, early

18th Century Dining Fashion and wit may have been more of a priority than hygiene in the age of Enlightenment, with the subjects of Britain having a reputation for being...well, rather gross.  Casanova's sensibilities were shaken as he toured St James's Park and saw, "hinder parts of persons relieving nature in the bushes..." Casanova was rather shocked at the Bosh-like qualities of the metropolis and went on to say that people were even relieving themselves in the middles of the street…

Century Dining This table setting was before the time of Emma, however you can still see the careful detail to the planning and luxurious looks

A Rakes Progress_Hogarth 1732-33

Drink-soaked times: William Hogarth's painting A Rake's Progress III: The Rake At The Rose Tavern

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