Princess Maria Anna of Savoy by unknown artist, ca. 1777

Princess Maria Anna of Savoy by unknown artist, ca. 1777

Portrait of a Woman by Peter de Kempeneer, c. 1530s

Portrait of a Woman by Peter de Kempeneer, c. 1530s

My current favorite Regency era painting!
Artist’s Daughter, Manuela, Playing Piano by Zacarías González Velázquez, ca. 1820 (at Museo Lázaro Galdian, Madrid)

My current favorite Regency era painting!

Artist’s Daughter, Manuela, Playing Piano by Zacarías González Velázquez, ca. 1820 (at Museo Lázaro Galdian, Madrid)

Hannah Jarvis and her daughters by James Earl, 1791
My last piece of documentation for my future spotted chemise dress!

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!

Portrait of a Woman (miniature) by Marie Louis Sicard, 1789

Not a chemise dress, but don’t you just adore that pink spotted fabric!

Baroness de Chalvet-Souville by Francois-Andre Vincent, 1793
This is my main documentation for a white-on-white polka dot chemise dress; however, dotted chemise a la reines don’t seem to be extremely rare! The Germans especially appear to have an affinity for them, which I will post.

Baroness de Chalvet-Souville by Francois-Andre Vincent, 1793

This is my main documentation for a white-on-white polka dot chemise dress; however, dotted chemise a la reines don’t seem to be extremely rare! The Germans especially appear to have an affinity for them, which I will post.

Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil, ca. 1846 

Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil, ca. 1846 

“Leaders of Society,” H.R.H Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck (1877)

“Leaders of Society,” H.R.H Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck (1877)

Empress Anna Ivanovna, 1730

Empress Anna Ivanovna, 1730

Madame de Saint-Maurice by Joseph Siffred Duplessis, 1776
I’ve always loved button-up bodices.

Madame de Saint-Maurice by Joseph Siffred Duplessis, 1776

I’ve always loved button-up bodices.


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