Young Lady with a letter, possibly Mademoiselle Christine-Antoinette-Charlotte Desmares by Jean-Baptiste Santerre (auctioned by Sotheby's)

From the Sotheby’s Web site; edges filled in and page navigation marks removed with Photoshop.

Young Lady with a letter, possibly Mademoiselle Christine-Antoinette-Charlotte Desmares by Jean-Baptiste Santerre (auctioned by Sotheby's)

Charlotte wears a recreation of Renaissance dress with a floating ruff, rolled and slashed sleeves, with a plunging neckline.

Keywords:  Santerre, Charlotte Desmares, Lolotte, French, mistress, Louis de France, Phillipe II d’Or;éans, straight wavy coiffure, feathered headdress, floating ruff, chemise, modesty piece, long under-sleeves, rolled slashed sleeves, long close over-sleeves, full skirt, theatrical dress

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