|November 20, 1786|
The Woman shown in PLATE I wears a redingote of dark green wool, embroidered with gold on the fronts, on the side pockets, cut vertically, and on the cuffs.
Under this redingote, a petticoat of glossy pink.
On the neck, a full gauze kerchief, en chemise, with two collars.
On her feet, pink shoes, flounced with a green ribbon.
On her head, a straw hat, lined with canary's tail taffeta or satin, with black stripes, whose very full crown is of pink crêpe, with little black stripes, and which is belted with a wide pale green ribbon, edged in white, pulling up the hat on the right side, holding it inclined on the left side, and forming on this side a large bow, whose ends fall very low in the back.
Her hair is frizzed in a tapet to the middle, and in large curls from the middle to the end. In the back, it is pulled up in a flat chignon.
Two large curls fall floatingly over the chest of this woman, who is supported by a plinth and holds a book in her hand.