Petit Maître vêtu d’un Frac a la Polonoise, 1780.

Rococo, 18th, century, costumes, Dandy, Frac, Polonoise, France,
Men suit in Polish style 1780.

Frac a la Polonoise. Suit in Polish style 1780.

Petit Maître vêtu d’un Frac a la Polonoise, garnie de glands en Or. Coiffure d’un chapeau à la Jokeis, ou Jacquet.

A young man dressed in a Frac a la Polonoise, decorated with gold tassels. Headgear in the Jokeis or Jacquet style.

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.

Illustration, Dragons, fighting,

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