David was the de facto chronicler of the French Revolution and Napoleonic
This 1795 David
portrait of Mme. Seriziat shows her wearing a huge hat over a ruffled lace head
cover - almost a bonnet. This also shows the decollete scoop neckline so
prominent at the time with either a criss-crossed chemise or a fichu to fill in
the opening. It is a wonderful illustration of Revolutionary style.
Keywords: 1795, David, French, long
curly coiffure, hat, jeweled hat ornament, lining, lace, fichu, vee neckline,
long tight sleeves, buttons, waist band, natural wasitline, close skirt
Dec 13, 2010 5:48 PM
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