Marquise de Sevigne black and white print (New York Public Library collection)

This print shows the Marquise de Sévigné in trademark hurluberlu coiffure and a full skirt draped like a mantua.

She wears a gorgeously draped mantua. This is more mid- than late-century, judging by the fullness of her skirt and the mantua draping. She died in 1696.

Keywords:  Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné, de Rabutin-Chantal family, Sévigné family, Marquise, French, hurluberlu coiffure, attifet, off shoulder vee neckline, elbow length puffed sleeves, engageantes, chemise, full skirt, over-skirt, mantua, bows, necklace


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