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Margaret Joy Doughty, 1774 by James Northcote (English Northcote and his fellow artist William Doughty both studied with Joshua Reynolds. They met a servant girl in the Reynolds’.

Telling Fortune in Coffee Grounds, April 10, 1790, Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University Devotees of the occult indulged in reading tea leaves or, in the print above, coffee grounds to determine fate and fortune.

Portraits at the American Antiquarian Society: 1787 portrait

Portraits at the American Antiquarian Society: 1787 portrait

Portrait of Madame Wittfooth, nee Noer, 1789. Found in the collection of Podstanitsky collection. Artist : Wertmüller, Adolf Ulrik (1751-1811).

Portrait of Madame Wittfooth, nee Noer, 1789. Found in the collection of Podstanitsky collection. Artist : Wertmüller, Adolf Ulrik (1751-1811).

Mrs. Samuel Chandler, oil on canvas, ca. 1780, Whithrop Chandler (American, 1747-1790), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC., 2012

Mrs. Samuel Chandler, oil on canvas, ca. 1780, Whithrop Chandler (American, 1747-1790), National Gallery of Art, Washington DC., 2012

Portrait of a young lady, fourth quarter 18th C by Henri-Pierre Danloux (1752-1809)

Portrait of a young lady, fourth quarter 18th C by Henri-Pierre Danloux (1752-1809)

Stephen Slaughter Portrait of Two Society Women England (c. 1740s)

Stephen Slaughter Portrait of Two Society Women England (c. Oil on Canvas, 123 x 100 cm. The Wadsworth Atheneum, Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection. See Also: Ellis K. Waterhouse, The Dictionary of British Century.

Dress Date: 1797–98 Culture: French Medium: cotton, flax Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm) Length (b): 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm)

Dress Date: Culture: French Medium: cotton, flax Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 7 in. cm) Length (b): 43 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn and Alice L. Crowley Bequests, 1983 Accession Number: b

Close-up of Pocket Place of Origin: England, United Kingdom, Europe Date: 1720-1730 Materials: Cotton; Linen Techniques: Block printed, Woven (plain) Museum Object Number: 1960.0248

Pocket (Lady's pocket) Category: Textiles (Clothing) Place of Origin: England, United Kingdom, Europe Date: Materials: Cotton;

“Portrait of Eleanor Frances Dixie” by Henry Pickering, circa 1753

“Portrait of Eleanor Frances Dixie” by Henry Pickering, circa 1753

Portrait of Madame Wittfooth, nee Noer, 1789. Found in the collection of Podstanitsky collection. Artist : Wertmüller, Adolf Ulrik (1751-1811).

Portrait of Madame Wittfooth, nee Noer, 1789. Found in the collection of Podstanitsky collection. Artist : Wertmüller, Adolf Ulrik (1751-1811).