Saturday, 17 November 2018

A couple of closed Robe à la Française

Not the most popular version of the Robe à la Française, but the version with a closed skirt crops up from time to time, roughly between the 1730s-60s.

Ca. 1735, The Museum at FIT

1740s, The Stibbert Museum

Ca. 1740, National Museum Of Scotland

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews by Thomas Gainsborough, 1748-49

Mr. and Mrs. Carter by Thomas Gainsborough, 1748-49
Ca. 1750, Metropolitan


DLM said...

... burial gown? :)

Isis said...

DLM: It was used instead of a shroud. But it wasn't made for the burial- they used a gown already in the lady's wardrobe.

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