18th century: Masquerade costumes

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Portrait of Mrs. Smith Barwell, née Unwin Thomas James Northcote (England, London, 1746-1831)

Portrait of Mrs. Smith Barwell, née Unwin Thomas James Northcote (England, London, 1746-1831)

The Masquerade Mask: The Black Velvet Moretta

The Masquerade Mask: The Black Velvet Moretta

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The Moretta or Servetta Muta (trans: dumb maid-servant) is a black velvet, oval shaped mask that was worn by Venetian ladies. Covering all but the outer edge of the face, the Moretta was secured to the wearer by way of a small bit that was held in place by the teeth.     By the 18th centaury the use of the Bauta and Moretta masks to conceal the identity of ladies and gentlemen in the gambling houses (Il Ridotti) of Venice had become commonplace.

The Moretta or Servetta Muta (trans: dumb maid-servant) is a black velvet, oval shaped mask that was worn by Venetian ladies. Covering all but the outer edge of the face, the Moretta was secured to the wearer by way of a small bit that was held in place by the teeth. By the 18th centaury the use of the Bauta and Moretta masks to conceal the identity of ladies and gentlemen in the gambling houses (Il Ridotti) of Venice had become commonplace.

boscarati la morett ||| portrait - female ||| sotheby's l12030lot68xqrit

boscarati la morett ||| portrait - female ||| sotheby's l12030lot68xqrit

Portrait d'une femme avec un masque, 1750 école française

Portrait d'une femme avec un masque, 1750 école française

"Mrs. Boere", c. 1746, by Jean-Étienne Liotard (Swiss, 1702-1789).

"Mrs. Boere", c. 1746, by Jean-Étienne Liotard (Swiss, 1702-1789).

Magasin des Modes, February 1787

Magasin des Modes, February 1787

Marie Louise Elisabeth d'Orleans Duchess of Berry by Pierre Gobert,1718

Marie Louise Elisabeth d'Orleans Duchess of Berry by Pierre Gobert,1718

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