1789 Melanie de Rochechouart, Marquise d’Aumont, La duchesse de Piennes by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun (Kunstmuseum, Lucerne)

She is from the same family as the Marquise de Montespan, one of Louis XIV's mistresses.

From batguano.

The Marquise d'Aumont's dress is extraordinarily casual, rivalling British casual and forecasting Revolutionary dress, in this 1789 Vigee-Lebrun.

Keywords:  1789, Vigee-Lebrun, Marquise, Rochechoüart family, French, curly bouffant coiffure, ribbon headdress, vee neckline, criss-cross bodice, close sleeves, waist band


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