Big hair, light steps.
This drawing is of a 18th century high society English woman wearing all the in vogue styles of the time.
Observing and sketching high-dressed and fashionable ladies strolling through St. James’ Park in London was an important preparatory step for Thomas Gainsborough. Though the commission for King George III of England was never executed, many drawings remain, including this one from the britishmuseum.
A Lady Walking, about 1785, Thomas Gainsborough. J. Paul Getty Museum.