This portrait shows details of construction. Her bodice has a flat stomacher, most evident from the lack of curvature of her waist band. Her vest-like over-bodice has a break where it becomes an over-skirt while her under-bodice contributes her under-sleeves and also becomes an under-skirt.
Keywords: 1795, Borovikovsky, Elena Pavlovna née Romanov, Grand Princess, Grand Duchess, Romanov family, Mecklenburg-Schwerin family, bouffant curly coiffure, floral headdress, scarf, square neckline, modesty piece, lace, over-bodice, quarter length close sleeves, under-bodice, long tight sleeves, waist band, full skirt, over-skirt, order sash, order star, cameo, earrings
May 2, 2012 1:34 PM
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