1790s Comtesse de Lameth by Adelaide Labille-Guiard (auctioned by Sotheby's)

Sotheby's auction notes, translated by Google language tools, include this, "...The Count of Lameth had distinguished himself in the war of American Independence during which he was wounded at the Battle of Yorktown. On his return he married Marie-Anne, only daughter of a wealthy landowner in Santo Domingo. Very close to the Duke and Duchess of Aiguillon, the Lameths went into exile with them during the Revolution and the Ladies took refuge in Osny before being arrested and imprisoned; 9 Thermidor and the fall of Robespierre saved their lives. The gentlemen also escaped prison and, after wandering about, went up a business in Hamburg where the Ladies joined them before returning to France in 1800 on the death of the duc d'Aiguillon. We know the portraits of the couple of Aiguillon, painted by Labille in the same years as those of Lameths..."

From books0977.tumblr.com/post/102232761632/portrait-of-la-contesse-de-lameth-1790s.

1790s Comtesse de Lameth by Adelaide Labille-Guiard (auctioned by Sotheby's) From books0977.tumblr.com/post/102232761632/portrait-of-la-contesse-de-lameth-1790s

Mme. Lameth's chemise à la reine is unremarkable except for the wide collar. Her hair is unusually short for the era, perhaps a carryover from Haiti.

Keywords:  Labille-Guiard, comtesse Lameth, Countess of Lameth, Lameth family, French, straight coiffure, scoop neckline, collar, long close sleeves, waist band, natural waistline, full skirt

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