François Boucher mentions panniers à cupole and also à guéridon (funnel-shaped as here) so this portrait of Catherine I could be from around 1724. The mantua form of the dress, however, is late Louis XIV. Add a Fontanges headdress and voilà!
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Aug 3, 2010 9:23 PM
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