Frédérique Louise Wilhelmine and Mrs. Francis Russell. Both ladies wear day gowns in white, with diaphanous layers. Accessorized with a pastel silk ribbon around the waist to enhance both a slim waistline and femininity. Who wore it better?
Johann Heinrich Tischbein I, Frédérique Louise Wilhelmine, Princess of Orange-Nassau. 1788, oil on canvas. Musée des beaux-arts.
George Romney, Mrs. Francis Russell. 1785-87, oil on canvas. The Art Institute of Chicago.