I admit, winter wear, 18th century style, don't look so warm to me. Fur lined capes and muffs must be wamr enough, but dainty shoes? Not very practical to me.
|Madame Mole Raymond by Élizabeth Vigée Le Brun. 1787.|
|Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Duchesse de Chartres and Duchesse d'Orléans|
|Comtesse de Tillieres by Jean-Marc Nattier, 1750|
|Madame Francois Tronchin by Jean-Etienne Liotard, 1758|
|Maria Fredericke van Reede-Athlone at age 7 by Jean-Etienne Liotard|
|Henriette Caroline Christine of Hesse-Darmstadt by Johann Georg Ziesenis|
It seems a bit uncomfortable to wear a fur choker, but it does finish off the look and would provide a good way to get rid of fleas- just take off the choker and shake over an open fire...
|Mme Georges Gougenot de Croissy by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 1757|
|Mrs. Wilbraham Bootle by George Romney, 1781|
|Marie Dolignon Mrs Philip Dauncey by James Northcote, 1789|
|Empress Maria Theresa by Jean-Etienne Liotard|
|Angelika Kauffman by Nathaniel Dance|
|Lady said to be Madame Katinka by Nathaniel Dance. |
It has been living on my harddrive for years, so I don't know where I found it now.
Apart from the fur, I love that her hair is just powdered around her face. A much easier look to pull off for a re-enactor than a fully powdered hair do, I think.
|Mélanie de Forbin by G. Louis Le Barbier Le Jeune|
|Marie-Josephe of Saxony, Dauphine of France by Jean Martial Fredou, 1747|
|Maria Antonia von Bayern by Pietro Antonio Graf Rotari|
|Maria Josepha von Bayern probably by Martin van Meytens. ca. 1765|
|Queen Maria Carolina by Francesco Liani|
The fabric looks like it has spots woven into the fabric. Very pretty.
|Madame Freret-Dericour by Joseph-Siffred Duplessis, 1769|
|Queen Sophie Dorothea of Prussia by Antoine Pesne, 1737|
|The Baroness Bonne-Marie-Joséphine-Gabrielle Bernard de Boulainvilliers by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, 1785|