The legendary Madame Récamier appears to have aged and has dressed thoroughly for colder weather in this Gros portrait. Her lace neck ruff was called a fraise. The waistline sweeps up in the middle to frame her bust, a characteristic of dress from about 1815 to about 1820.
Keywors: Gros, Madame Récamier, French, cap, lace, high neckline, fraise, long close sleeves, cuffs, high waistline, bows, wrap
Nov 10, 2010 2:43 PM
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