This print shows the drapery of a train emerging from the back of a mantua. It looks as if she is wearing a jacket bodice, but the circumference of the gold band around her waist is about the same as for the gold bands of her over-sleeves. Her Mantua arrives from a small drum-shaped cap affixed to the back of her coiffure. Two lappets fall from the cap.
Keywords: 1696, Diane Gabrielle de Damas de Thianges, duchesse de Nevers, Duchess of Nevers, de Rochechouart family, Mancini family, Duchess, French, curly coiffure, Fontanges headdress, ribboned cap, lappets, over-bodice, revers, vee neckline, elbow length close over-sleeves, cuffs, laced bodice, engageantes, waist band, natural waistline, over-skirt, bustle, train, lining, bows, under-skirt, gloves, necklace
Apr 27, 2013, 12:08 PM
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