1726 Henriette von Zerbsten by Antoine Pesne (auctioned)

I am unable to find anything about the sitter. However, a member of the Anhalt-Zerbst family, Sophie, went on to fame and acclaim in Russia in the second half of that century.

Henriette wears something like an attifet headdress and a decolleté neckline in this 1726 Pesne portrait. This could be an example of theatrical, van Dyck revival, dress with puffed slashed sleeves with back flared cuffs.

Keywords:  1726, Pesne, Anhalt-Zerbst family, German, long curly coiffure, cap, scoop décolletage, modesty piece, cloak, three quarter length upper puffed sleeves, slashed sleeves, back flared cuffs, gloves, earrings, jeweled bodice, fan, theatrical dress

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