"Mrs. Stephen Salisbury I" by Gilbert Stuart
Mrs. Stephen Salisbury I, Elizabeth Tuckerman Salisbury (1810)
Copyright Held by the Worcester Art Museum
The dress Mrs. Salisbury is wearing is cut low, so that her chemise may be seen beneath it. The transparent linen or muslin or gauze of the bodice could be a second chemise over the heavier one we see at the top edge of the sleeves and over tops of the breasts. A large pin draws are attention to the meeting of the three fabric at the center of the breasts.