This charming lady has a small pot of rouge on her table and either a swandowns puff for application, or perhaps just some crumpled fabric.
|Portrait of Madame Courcelles by Jean-Baptiste Greuze|
|Alexander Roslin, 1755-1760|
|The Toilet, 1760|
|A lady at her toilet in an interior by Abraham Hendrick van Beesten, 1762|
Powder box with a powderpuff with a handle as well as a cabinet that sems to contain bottles of various kinds.
Powderbox with puff and a small brush beside it. I winder to what? Powdering face, rouge, clothes?
|A family scene by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, 1778|
|A Woman at her Toilet with a Maid, a Boy, a Dog and a Young Soldier; verso: A Sketch for a Similar Composition by Johann Eleazar Zeissig, called Schenau, 1770|
|The Morning Toilet by Pehr Hilleström|
|The lady and her maidservant at the morning toilet|
|An Actress at Her Toilet, or Miss Brazen just Breecht, anonymous artist after John Collet, 1779|
My favourite pictures are those were you get a glimpse on how the hairstyle is constructed. Here you get a view on both the front and the side.
|Mademoiselle Du T... by Jean-François Janinet, 1779|
|The Broken Mirror by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 1763|
Two back views that clearly shows how hairstyles was worked in sections, first the front, and then one could arrange the backhair in curls, braids, etc.
|An Interior With A Young Lady At Her Toilet, Combing Her Hair Before A Mirror by Johann Anton de Peters|
|A woman combing her hair in front of the mirror by Pehr Hilleström|
What to do when one hasn't got a special powder room. Protect the furniture with a screen and draped curtains and protect the floor with a piece of cloth.The lady herself is swathed in a powder cape.
|La Coiffure by Baptiste Mallet |
|The Toilet by Robert Sayer, London. 1786|
|The English Dressing Room, Stipple engraving by P. W. Tomkins after Chas. Ansell published 1789|
|Lady with attendant, engraving by Jean Francois Janinet after Nicolas Lawrence|
|The Coquette at her Toilet, after George Morland|
|Dressing for a ball, 1797|
|Frontispiece to Anstey's election ball, 1776|
|The Lady's Maid or Toilet Head Dress, 1776|
|The English Shaver of Frenchman in the Suds, 1772|
|The Coiffure, model attributed to Gottlieb Friedrich Riedel, c. 1770|