|The Brentford Race|
But I thought these cartoons might be a great source for what she might have actually worn in the way of riding habits. So I went through a bunch of online image archives and culled the ones depicting her in a riding habit (or at least a jacket) and made close ups of them. I've linked sources to the titles of the cartoons below each image. While they ARE political cartoons and we don't know that she actually wore any of these outfits, we DO know she wore both buff and blue and riding habits often enough that they were often mentioned in the press.
It's interesting to see that when she's depicted wearing a riding habit they seem to fall into two distinct styles. Ones which are overtly military and slightly old fashioned looking like the one of the right or these below:
|The force of friendship|
|The state of scrutiny's end|
|The rival canvassers|
|The Fox and Geese Triumphant|
|Her grace carrying a plumper for Charley|
Sexual innuendo as well as the commonly expressed accusation that she exchanged kisses for votes
And habits that to my eye look a bit more fashionable and true to 1780s styles like these:
|Vox Populi, vox dei|
Georgiana's "shield of virtue" is protecting Fox
|Fatal Ambition or Reynard at his wit's end (Georgiana is the middle lady)|
|The Departure - Harriet, Georgiana's sister who often canvassed with her, Charles Fox and Georgiana|
|The Two Patriotic Duchess's on their Canvass - Harriet left and Georgiana right|
Another accusation that Georgiana and Harriet exchanged votes for kisses
|Fox and Burke as Hudibras and Ralpho|
|A certain duchess kissing old swelter in the grease the butcher for his vote|
|The Duchesses Purchasing a Brush - Harriet and Georgiana|
Probably a riff on the quote that "Her Grace sometimes rides about in a black riding habit,
which is very convenient in case she should enter into a contract with a chimney sweeper."
But you'll notice they all have one thing in common - the hat! When wearing a habit she is always depicted wearing a large hat with feathers, and often fox tails and a cockade or ribbon favor which says "Fox."
I'll do another post sometime soon on the other fashions Georgiana wears in the political cartoons.