"Throwing off Her Weeds" by Richard Redgrave in 1846. Held at the V Museum. This image shows a young widow at the seamstresses shop. She is looking to discard her black mourning clothes (called widow's weeds) in favor of a purple half-mourning ground. Symbols in the picture tell us that she is looking to be married again soon.
A Speedy & Effectual Preparation for the Next World Matthew Darly (British, ca. 1720–1778 (?)) Date: May 1, 1777 Medium: Etching. It looks like death is busy ironing while the lady admires the fashionable hairstyle including a hearse being drawn by horses that she intends to wear to her husband's(pictured above) funeral
1818 (estimated from inscription) Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales by Charlotte Jones. The memorial portrait was painted one year after her death.