The Marquise de Becdelièvre by Alexander Roslin, 1780

The Marquise de Becdelièvre by Alexander Roslin, 1780


Fashion plate, 1811

French school painting of a Girl with a Lyre, 1800s


Seeing red-

Top: Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna by George Dawe, 1810s-20s

Bottom left: Girl with a Letter by Adriaan de Lelie, c. 1810s?

Bottom right: Elisabeth, Amalie, and Maximiliane of Bavaria by Stieler, 1814

Conversation dans un parc by Boilly, 1790s-1810s
Check out that mismatched ensemble!

Conversation dans un parc by Boilly, 1790s-1810s

Check out that mismatched ensemble!

Woman in Blue Dress by John Lewis Krimmel, c. 1815

Woman in Blue Dress by John Lewis Krimmel, c. 1815

Lady in large white cap, c. 1780s
National Gallery of Art

Lady in large white cap, c. 1780s

National Gallery of Art

Dawn Barthelemy, Wife of General Dejea by Robert Lefevre, c. 1805

Dawn Barthelemy, Wife of General Dejea by Robert Lefevre, c. 1805

 Louise de Halluin by Corneille de Lyon, c. 1555
STUNNING gown, and I feel like this would definitely be more relatable to modern audiences.. I never understood why Hollywood felt the need to “dumb it down” for viewers.

 Louise de Halluin by Corneille de Lyon, c. 1555

STUNNING gown, and I feel like this would definitely be more relatable to modern audiences.. I never understood why Hollywood felt the need to “dumb it down” for viewers.


Eleonora di Toledo’s Funeral Gown, early 1560s

Portrait of Eleonora di Toledo, variant of Bronzino’s 1560 portrait

Can we just talk about that stunning, sexy braiding? Thank you.

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!

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!


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