I’m incredibly talented at getting distracted…like seriously. I’m currently in the process of doing a bit of research into mouches (or beauty patches) and was looking at 18th century caricatures. Of course rather than finding a selection of wonderful caricatures on mouches I instead found a veritable selection on the ludicrous hairstyles of the 18th century…. And rather than waste my procrastination skills I thought I should share them with everyone here!
The majority of these quite frankly hilarious images date to the 1770s.
La Françoise à Londres. The French Lady in London,
or the Head Dress for the Year 1771
The Macaroni. A Real Character at the Late Masquerade
Mezzotint by Philip Dawe; printed for John Bowles in 1773