|Mrs Jacob Hurd, 1762, Metropolitan Museum of Art|
This detail screen shot of her stomacher is fascinating. Could this be the "puckered" stomacher? What are the chains crisscrossing? Ribbons most likely, with a deaths head button to secure them? Interesting choice by the artist to paint the child's sash in the same color family as Mom's gown.
Another possibility for the "puckered" stomacher is this portrait by
Francois Hubert Drouais
A completely contrasting stomacher color to gown color gives an entirely different look. The color of the stomacher is repeated in the bows at the elbow. This follows the artistic rule of don't use a bold color only once.
|Rhonda Cranston, Fralin Museum of Art|
|Princess Caroline of Wales, Essex Hall|
|Mrs. Laura Keppel, MFA Boston|
|Portrait of a Woman, 1750, Yale Center for British Art|