Woman of the Court of Louis XV. Femme de la cour de Louis XV., XVIII Siecle.
Louis XV was King of France and Navarre from 1715 to 1774. The people called him “the much-loved” and later “the unloved”. His reign falls into the fashion era of the Rococo. See: Mme de Pompadour. The most elegant women of the Rococo period.
Source: Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.
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