This Voet portrait shows the ladies could make a wonderful display in something other than studio casual to negligée dress. Her sleeves have accordion pleats separated by bows that emerge from lace engageantes. Her bodice decoration flares outward as it rises up, presumably from a vee waistline. Her hurluberlu coiffure framed with what appear to be ostrich feathers adds to appearance of verdant opulence.
Keywords: Voet, Eleonor Boncompagni, Eleonor Borghese, Boncompagni family, Borghese family, Princess, Italian, hurluberlu coiffure, feathered headdress, scoop neckline, chemise, modesty piece, lace, three quarter length close virago sleeves, ruffles, bows, bodice, full cap sleeves, lace cuffs, vee waistline, necklace, earrings
Dec 21, 2011, 3:00 PM
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