From Reunion des Musées Nationaux; image enlarged by one third by gogm.
Élisabeth Philippine wears a dress that is almost a preview of coming attractions with a high waistline, scoop neckline, and a bertha spilling out of the neckline like the fraises of Napoléonic dresses. Her coiffure and huge hat are thoroughly pre-Revolutionary.
Keywords: 1788, Labille-Guiard, Élisabeth Philippine de France, Bourbon family, Princess, French, bouffant coiffure, feathered hat, lace, scoop neckline, bertha, vest over-bodice, under-bodice, buttons, tight sleeves, jeweled belt, natural high waistline
Jun 29, 2012 10:21 PM
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