Marie Therese de Savoye, Comtesse d’Artois wearing a Court Dress.

Marie Therese de Savoye. Rococo fashion. Hoop. court dress. Comtesse. Countess. Artois
Marie Therese of Savoy, Countess of Artois (1756–1805)

Marie Therese de Savoye, Comtesse d’Artois in court dress.

Marie Therese de Savoye, Countess of Artois (1756–1805); wearing a Court Dress trimmed with Marte quilts, Gauze, Draperies, Flowers and Tassels. Coëffure in tapée reversed with four loops, surmounted of Egrets, Pearls and Flowers.

Marie Therese de Savoye, Comtesse d’Artois; vétûe d’une Robe de Cour garnie de queües de Marte, de Gaze en coque, Draperies, Fleurs et Glands. Coëffure en tapée renversée à quatre boucles, surmontée d’Aigrettes, Perles et Fleurs.

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, vignette, monkey, lion


Note:  Ballroom costume of the late Louis XVI period with mask and fan.

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