Marquise Belle Isle by Maurice Quentin de Latour (private collection)

From www.pastellists.com; a small numer of spots throughout the image were removed with Photoshop by gogm.

The robes of French court dress were blue, as shown in this de la Tour portrait of Marquise de Belle Isle, whereas British court robes are red.

Keywords:  de Latour, Marquise, French, long curly coiffure, scoop neckline, modesty piece-bertha, lace, close sleeves, forward-back flared engageantes, lace, revers, stomacher, robe à la française, neck band


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