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Portrait of a Lady with a Book, Next to a River Source, by Antoine Vestier, 1785
I just can’t resist the sheer stripey silk goodness of her gown. Brilliant.
Self-Portrait with Two Pupils, Mademoiselle Marie-Gabrielle Capet and Mademoiselle Carreaux de Rosemond by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1785)
I’m writing on this stunning piece by Labille-Guiard for an art history comparison and I can’t decide - do you think her robe à l’anglaise is made out of taffeta or satin? My initial idea was taffeta, since it has such a thick and heavy drape, but the sheen looks more like satin (and the presence of a lining, which looks more like the slightly matte appearance of taffeta, would explain its weight). What do you think?
As a side note, I will make Labille-Guiard’s gown (as well as the one worn by the most visible student, who I suspect is Marie Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond) - and if it’s satin, then I already have the main fabric!