Friday, April 26, 2013

Galerie des Modes, 37e Cahier, 2e Figure

Grand Court Mourning, full pleureuse and cravat, wool stockings, épée and black buckles, crêpe on the Hat and the épée. (1781)

This plate is from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 44.1520.  A pleureuse is a strip of white cloth worn on the sleeve to signify mourning.

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