Badminton by Nicolas Arnoult

It is reasonable to believe this could be a satire piece, but I do not have sufficient knowledge to decide.

From marinni.livejournal.com Posted 24 November 2012

This shows mantuas and Fontanges and lappets being worn for physical activity - playing badminton. The bottoms of the bodices are made of diffenet material than the rest formed into a shape similar to the tip of a snow ski. The male figure is similarly over-dressed.

Keywords:  Arnoult, French, high curly coiffure, Fontanges headdress, lappets, bows, trapezoidal neckline, modesty piece, stomacher, revers, , elbow length close sleeves, cuffs, forward-back flared engageantes, engageantes, waist band, natural waistline, apron, close skirt, bustle, necklace, shoes


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