Jolie Femme, Coiffure d’une Chapeau a l’Anglaise, 1780.

Jolie Femme, Rococo, court dress, fashion, Chapeau a l’Anglaise,
Jolie Femme, Coiffure d’une Chapeau a l’Anglaise

Jolie Femme, Coiffure d’une Chapeau a l’Anglaise, 1780.

Jolie Femme, Coiffure d’une Chapeau a l’Anglaise, orné de Fleurs, garni de Blondes et ceint d’une ruban roule, Mantelet de Taffetas bordé d’une Dentelle, Polonoise de Taffetas – garniture de la même étoffe

Elegant young woman with Hairstyle à l’anglaise 1780, decorated with flowers and feathers, by following a Hedgehog of two parts Earrings, Dress of the Levite, lined in the same pipes of cloth printing, with a belt of blue taffeta and two tassels Silver.

Collection d’habillements modernes et galants avec les habillements des princes et seigneurs. Paris 1780. Dessiné par Claude-Louis Desrais; Gravé par Martial Deny; Carl de Vinck. Éditeur et marchand, André Basset.

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