Ball game by Nicolas Arnoult

From Posted 24 November 2012; some spots removed with Photoshop and sepia tone removed by gogm.

While the lavishly-dressed children play, one girl with fripon curls, the Ladies talk while wearing mantuas and fripon curls. This is notworthy for showing the abundant ribbons and bows in back of a Lady dressed à la Fontanges. This also shows that the bands framing the stomacher section go around the back of the bodice and down to the bottom.

Keywords:  Arnoult, French, high curly coiffure, Fontanges headdress, lace, lappets, square neckline, modesty piece, elbow length full over-sleeves, cuffs, engageantes, revers, over-skirt, bustle, lining, under-skirt, flounces, necklace, earrings, bracelets, gloves, fan

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