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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.
Two portraits of Marguerite de Valois, future Queen of France, by Francois Clouet, c. 1559-1560
Despite her young age (just 6 or 7 years old), Marguerite wears perfect petite versions of what the adults around her would have been flaunting in the period in which Reign is set (1557 France). Note the difference from these “historical” terrors:
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
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)
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!