1840 Duc et Duchesse de Dino Bal Masque Mardi Gras by Claude-Marie Dubufe (auctioned by Christie's)

The Duc and Duchesse are ready to swashbuckle, but in early Victorian style in this Dubufe portrait. The sweetheart neckline is something Hollywood would use a century later in swashbuckler movies.

Keywords:  1840, Dubufe, Dorothée Talleyrand Perigord, Duchess, hurluberlu coiffure, feathered hat, sweetheart neckine, epaulettes, ruffles, lace, three quarter length notched close sleeves, engageantes, revers, vee waistline, full skirt, flounces, bracelets, theatrical dress

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