Le Billet Doux
(The Love Letter early 1770s). 18th century French school
Here we see Fragonard in his phase of sentimental recorder of love-scenes so typical of the art of Louis the Fifteenth’s day.
Jean Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806). .
Source: Fragonard by Haldane Macfall (1860-1928). Publisher London: T. C. & E. C. Jack; New York: F. A. Stokes, 1909.
Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.
Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion. From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.