1799 Maria Feodorovna by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun (Peterhof Palace, Pushkin Russia)

Some European courts clung to pre-Revolutionary fashions, including the mantua, as shown in this Vigée-Lebrun portrait of Maria Feodorovna.

Keywords:  1799, Vigée-Lebrun, Maria Feodorovna (1759-1828), Duchess, Tsaritsa, Württemburg family, Romanov family, Russian, long curly bouffant coiffure, crown, jeweled headdress, square neckline, modesty piece, lace, elbow length tight sleeves, forward-back flared engageantes, stomacher, vee waistline, panniers, over-skirt, order chain, order sash, necklace, earrings, bracelets, mantua

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