Thursday, May 2, 2013

Galerie des Modes, 37e Cahier, 6e Figure

Pelisse lévite with cuffs and Collar trimmed with ermine, the petticoat of spotted white Satin, the muff of the same trimmed with bands of ermine, and the Belt also of ermine, the Pouf surmounted with batiste flowers and plumes.  This Gown was worn by a Lady of quality during the Mourning for M. Thérèse of Austria, mother of the Emperor and the Queen of France. (1781)

This plate is from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 44.1524.

2 comments:

  1. Dear Cassidy,
    Again, another example of very effective design. A handsome ensemble.

    Thanks kindly,
    Natalie

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    1. It's certainly on my list of "GdM plates I would like to see in reality"!

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