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April 18, 2019

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A. Marina Fournier

I have never understood why ladies of the Regency/Napoleonic period were portrayed seated in a slouch.

Most women of middle class and above were trained in their adolescence to have a stiffly upright posture, such as dancers do today, using a backboard. As young ladies and matrons, they were expected to sit upright, their backs not touching the chair back.

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