1848 Clara Schmidt von Knobelsdorff by Adolph von Menzel (Nationalgalerie Berlin)

It looks like Clara Schmidt von Knobelsdorff is returning from an outdoor stroll.

Mrs. Bluebird

This 1848 von Menzel portrait of Clara Schmidt shows the details of a complete pre-crinoline outdoor ensemble. She wears a poke bonnet fastened with a blue bow, a dress with a pelisse bodice cut short by a same-cloth Swiss belt, a flounced skirt, colorful wrap, and parasol.

Keywords:  1848, von Menzel, German, Preußen, floral bonnet, bows, pelisse bodice, long close sleeves, cuffs, gloves, full skirt, flounces, parasol, shoes, wrap


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