ca. 1785 Marie-Anne Hardy de Sartine, née du Plessis (1739-1784) by ? (Tansey Miniatures Foundation collection, Bomann-Museum - Celle, Niedersachsen, Germany)

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Her genealogical sketch is here. The Wikipedia article about her husband is here. He was "Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine, comte d'Alby (12 July 1729 – 7 September 1801) was a French statesman who served as Lieutenant General of Police of Paris (1759–1774) during the reign of Louis XV and as Secretary of State for the Navy (1774–1780) under King Louis XVI." Antoine was a Spanish expatriate who bought his way into the French aristocracy.

From tansey-miniatures.com-sammlung. Also posted to the Reign of Louis XVI - 1775 to 1789 Album here.

ca. 1785 Marie-Anne Hardy de Sartine, née du Plessis (1739-1784) by ? (Tansey Miniatures Foundation collection, Bomann-Museum - Celle, Niedersachsen, Germany) From tansey-miniatures.com-sammlung m

This is a superb depiction of a lady of the leisure class in casual dress. This is also the first use in this Site of the term “picture hat” to name a very wide-brim hat.

Keywords:  1785, Marie-Anne Hardy de Sartine, Marie-Anne Hardy du Plessis, Hardy du Plessis family, de Sartine family, Countess, French, curly coiffure, floral picture hat, fichu, square décolletage, tabbed fitted laced bodice, chemise, modesty piece, elbow length full sleeves, tight cuffs, full skirt

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