|Unknown Lady, John Smibert, 1781|
|Augustus Keppel: 1781-83|
A bag wig gathered the back hair in a black silk bag,
There are no unambiguously labelled eighteenth-century illustrations of a bob wig but it is understood to have been a wig with short tight curls at the bottom.
Of course, all wigs would be worn powered even if they were already grizzled.
Cushions were used to pad out ladies hair to help build the higher and fuller styles which were fashionable throughout the eighteenth century.
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