Portrait of Empress Maria Feodorovna (sketch) by Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder (State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)

Maria Feodorovna appears to be heading to a 1600s revival costume event wearing a dress with ruff and puffed sleeves in this Lampi portrait.

Keywords:  Lampi, Maria Feodorovna (1759-1828), Duchess, Tsaritsa, Württemburg family, Romanov family, Russian, bouffant curly coiffure, jeweled headdress, vee neckline, neckline ruff, elbow length puffed sleeves, engageantes, waist band, vee waistline, full skirt, over-skirt, brooch, jeweled bodice ornament, bracelets, robes, regalia

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