Two Women Wearing Afternoon Dresses With a Harp
The woman in front is wearing a plain white underdress with a wide neck ruffle under a long overdress with three-quarter length sleeves and waist ties. A double layer of lace ruffles edge the hems of her sleeves, the front edge, and the overdress hem. She wears a white and gray dotted scarf wrapped around her head into a turban with a large white feather, oval earrings, and a gray bead necklace.
The second woman wears a similar white underdress with a pink overdress with white lace ruffles around the collar and edged in gold along the front opening. Puffed sleeves reach to her elbows and gather in three tiers with gold ribbon at each tier. Her hair is caught up and with a large white and tan feather. She wears gold earrings and a gold band necklace.
The woman in front sits on a chair and gazes at a book of sheet music, while the woman standing in back leans on a harp with her fingers intertwined, looking to the left.
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century