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Robe a la française | Kent State University Museum | 1760-1779
Brocade robe a l’anglaise | Kent State University Museum | c. 1770-90 (definitely not from the latter part of the timespan they gave there!)
Sky blue French satin shoes | Shoe-Icons | c. 1780
I am so inspired by this lovely shoe!
Lady in large white cap, c. 1780s
National Gallery of Art
Canvas embroidered single shoe with pale pink binding | c. 1735-65 | Manchester City Galleries
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art
I don’t post housewear enough. Stunning!
A Lady and a Gentleman in a Landscape by Benjamin Wilson, 1780s
J’adore cette peinture! I’m stunned by this satin perfection that lacks many of the frou-frou decorations of other eighteenth century dresses and retains a simple, unmitigated elegance. And I just so happen to have some cornflower satin on hand..don’t mind if I do!
Princess Maria Anna of Savoy by unknown artist, ca. 1777
Blue damask court mantua with silver embroidery | Museum Wales | c. 1730-40.
(c) Museo del Traje
Jubon - Vest, ca. 1770, Madrid. Blue silk and taffeta silk in ivory. With neck placket and long sleeves and narrow. The back ends in its lower edge in a queue. Decorated with a silk cord application and metallic threads in gold silk braid. Majismo costume, part of the movement in late 18thC Spanish clothing away from the influence of the French and towards a more Spanish style of clothing.
For those of you that don’t know, jubón simply means “doublet” in Spanish!