a lady is not considered fashionable if she appears in public for two successive days with the same bonnet
a contributor to La Belle Assemblée: Or, Court and Fashionable Magazine, 1806
Using the letters of Jane Austen, some historical background and opinions of the day, let’s throw open the doors of a Georgian wardrobe, and spend an hour or so getting dressed with Jane - from the underwear to the outerwear and beyond!
LISE RODGERS is an accomplished Melbourne actress whose career has spanned stage, screen and radio. An interest in the world and characters of Jane Austen is the inspiration behind her series of ‘Jane’ performances.
after James Gillray, (English, 1756-1815) (illustrator)
Hannah Humphrey (English, active 1778-1822) (publisher)
The graces in a high wind, published 26 May 1810
National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG D1294, purchased 1947