L’Innocence entraînée par l’Amour ou le Triomphe de l’Hymen (c.1750). Jean-Baptiste Greuze.
The Portrait of a Lady forms the type of feminine beauty which Fragonard seems to have admired particularly.
She is sitting in a park, in a theatrical costume with a shepherdess’s hat.
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Women’s head-dress of linen. Edged in front with white lace. — From 1750—1850.
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Women with paniers. The origin of these skirts. The panier was in fashion until the last years of kingship. The bourgeois classes. The luxury dress of men consisted of the Justaucorps, waistcoat and the leg dresses.
The tartan is represented only in the coat of the youth holding the golf-club, the trews being in red and white check; …
Porteur d’eau. Marchant de melons. Chiffonnière. Marchande de Plaisirs. Costumes de Paris.
This engraving is a servile reproduction of a design by Watteau.
Can you imagine what women wore to ride a horse at the beginning of the twentieth century?