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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!
Hannah Jarvis and her daughters by James Earl, 1791
My last piece of documentation for my future spotted chemise dress!
Portrait of a Woman (miniature) by Marie Louis Sicard, 1789
Not a chemise dress, but don’t you just adore that pink spotted fabric!
Open Chemise Dress from Journal Des Luxus, 1788
Chemise “Retrousse” (meaning “tucked”) from Journal Des Luxus, 1789 (Aug.)