1816 Comtesse Vilain by Jacques-Louis David (National Gallery, London)

Madame Vilain's dress with its square neckline and high waistline shows no signs of evolving into a post-Empire style.

Keywords:  1816, David, Countess, French, straight coiffure, square neckline, modesty piece-bertha, neckline ruff, quarter length puffed sleeves, cuffs, close skirt, wrap

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