|Mary Robinson as Perdita by John Hoppner |
Though perfectly decent, a closer look reveals that the
neckline is so low that if it wasn't for the neckerchief, she would,
indeed, show a lot more.
Recently I found an 18th century beauty recipe that baffled me. It basically contains pigment and essential oils and amenirdis at Livejournal suggested that this could be a recipe for nipple rouge. Though I haven’t been able to prove that, if does make sense and it lead me to read up on bared breasts and revealed nipples, mainly during the 17th and 18th century. If painted nipples offend you, then be warned that this post contains lots of them.