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Hat of the Day Sketch – Gainsborough hat, 1787

February 3, 2010

Today’s hat of the day is actually a sketch of a sketch.  I should’ve pulled up the original painting online and drawn from that but didn’t notice the historical background of this hat until I was done.  Anyway, the original painting was done by Thomas Gainsborough in 1787 of Georgiana (Spencer) Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire in England.  Duchess Cavendish was an influential socialite and led quite the adventurous life, as  indicated by this online article and other online articles.

I’ve included my sketch of this gorgeous (if unwieldy) hat next to the original painting, rather than showing the drawing I drew mine from.  (Confused yet?)

Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Cavendish, 1787

Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Cavendish - 1787 in a Gainsborough hat

Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Cavendish, 1787 - by Thomas Gainsborough

Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Cavendish - 1787, painted by Thomas Gainsborough

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