ca. 1805 Mme de Staël et sa fille by Baron François Pascal Gérard (Chateau de Coppet, Coppet Switzerland)


Dress is still very simple, even somewhat primitive, in 1805 as shown by this Gérard portrait of Mme. de Staël.

Keywords:  1805, Gérard, Mme. de Staël, Necker family, Baroness, Swiss, curly coiffure, turban, trapezoidal neckline, quarter length sleeves, modesty piece, Empire waistline, close skirt, over-skirt, bracelets

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