18th century: Masquerade costumes

Masquerade inspiration.
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boscarati la morett ||| portrait - female ||| sotheby's l12030lot68xqrit

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

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.

Anonyme (Ecole vénitienne), "La dame au masque"

Anonyme (Ecole vénitienne), "La dame au masque"

View past auction results for Alexander Roslin on artnet - Follower of Alexander Roslin

View past auction results for Alexander Roslin on artnet - Follower of Alexander Roslin

View past auction results for Alessandro Longhi, circle of

View past auction results for Alessandro Longhi, circle of

Johann Heinrich Tischbein, Detail (Hermann and Thusnelda enthroned) (JPEG Image, 1280 × 1058 pixels) - Scaled (53%)

Johann Heinrich Tischbein, Detail (Hermann and Thusnelda enthroned) (JPEG Image, 1280 × 1058 pixels) - Scaled (53%)

Lady Sophia and Lady Charlotte Fermor at a masquerade of the Duchess of Norfolk, ca 1741, attributed to Enoch Seeman (1694-1744)

Lady Sophia and Lady Charlotte Fermor at a masquerade of the Duchess of Norfolk, ca 1741, attributed to Enoch Seeman (1694-1744)

Lady with Mask, c. 1750, French school

Lady with Mask, c. 1750, French school

Van Loo. Detail from The Allegory of Comedy, 1752.

Van Loo. Detail from The Allegory of Comedy, 1752.

Kupetzky (circle) Portrait of an actor

Kupetzky (circle) Portrait of an actor

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