A young lady seated at an easel drawing a portrait, holding a pencil in her right hand and a wooden drawing line in her left hand, in blue and brown striped dress with striped fichu, lace cuffs and pleated white underskirt, pink ribbon and pink flower in her long curling hair, French School

This miniature features an elegantly dressed portrait painter at her easel - Artist unknown, Christies

A style introduced in the 1770s called a polonaise. Using buttons and loops, the skirt of the gown was draped up to create the swathed effect at the back shown here. Also popular during this decade were a range of striped fabrics, often in a complex arrangement of colours with both sharp and shaded edges, as seen in this example. Draping the skirt was not only a fashionable option. It also served as a practical method of raising the skirt above the dirt and dust on the ground.

Gown

Robe Place of origin: England, Britain (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk with boning and lined with linen Credit Line: Given by Miss A.

"In the 1770s a new style of wearing gowns was introduced, called a polonaise. Using buttons and loops, the skirt of the gown was draped up to create a swathed effect at the back. Also introduced during this decade were a range of striped fabrics, often in a complex arrangement of colours with both sharp and shaded edges, as seen in this example...This dress is shown with the skirt undraped, showing how the wearer had the choice of wearing the gown without the polonaise drapery."

Gown

Robe Place of origin: England, Britain (made) Date: ca. 1780 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Lustring silk lined with linen, hand-sewn Credit Line: Given by Miss A. Maisham Museum number: Gallery location: In Storage

Madame d'Alençon, Carrogis Louis Carmontelle (1717-1806)

embroidery: tambour hoop with lap stand shown in-use. Francoise Therese Eleonore de Nettancourt-Vaubecourt known as Madame d'Alen (pencil, w/c, gouache & red chalk on paper) 1760 (PUBLIC DOMAIN)

Presumed to be Yvonette Moulin de la Racinire, mid 18th C by Francois-Hubert Drouais

Portrait of a Lady, said to be Yvonette Moulin de la Racinire, seated half-length, in a pink and white striped dress with lace trimmings - Francois-Hubert Drouais

A young lady seated at an easel drawing a portrait, holding a pencil in her right hand and a wooden drawing line in her left hand, in blue and brown striped dress with striped fichu, lace cuffs and pleated white underskirt, pink ribbon and pink flower in her long curling hair 2 13/16 in. (71 mm.) diam., gold mount

This miniature features an elegantly dressed portrait painter at her easel - Artist unknown, Christies

Cream silk robe a la anglaise retroussee, c. late 18th C. Cream silk with a striped design of tiny red and pink flowers, with closed bodice and overskirt in Irish polonaise style.

Cream silk robe a la anglaise retroussee, c. Cream silk with a striped design of tiny red and pink flowers, with closed bodice and overskirt in Irish polonaise style.

A rare 18th century 1775-1780 silk gown that comes from the Barrell estate in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, NY.   The hand stitched dress in made in the open robe style and is being displayed over a petticoat that is listed in a separate auction.   The silk fabric has a pink, mint green and ivory stripe pattern.   The neckline has a front drawstring closure.  The front of the bodice has a hook and loop closure that is probably a later period addition as the bodice was originally pinned…

A rare 18th century 1775-1780 silk gown that comes from the Barrell estate in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, NY. The hand stitched dress in made in the open robe style and is being displayed over a petticoat that is listed in a separate auction. The silk fabric has a pink, mint green and ivory stripe pattern. The neckline has a front drawstring closure. The front of the bodice has a hook and loop closure that is probably a later period addition as the bodice was originally pinned…

1778 Marie Angélique de Fitte by Alexis Huin (Musée des Arts décoratifs de Strasbourg - Strasbourg France)

1778 Marie Angélique de Fitte by Alexis Huin (Musée des Arts décoratifs de Strasbourg - Strasbourg France)

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