1743 François de Jullienne and his wife Marie Élisabeth (née de Séré de Rieux) by Charles Antoine Coypel (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York USA)

The Museum's notes for this work include, "The sitters have been identified as François de Jullienne (1722–1754) and his wife, born Marie Élisabeth de Séré de Rieux (1724–1795). She held a distinguished social position while he brought great wealth to their marriage as the only surviving child of Jean de Jullienne (1686–1766), a successful textile merchant who had been a patron of the painter Antoine Watteau (1684–1721)."

The parallels between male and female fashion, including the use of lace, can be seen here. Marie Élisabeth's bodice is adorned with gold lace revers and ruched cuff ornaments. At this time, dresses can have cuffs that will be lost as the century unfolds.

Keywords:  1743, Coypel, Marie Élisabeth de Séré de Rieux, de Séré de Rieux family, de Julliene family, French, curly coiffure, jeweled floral headdress, attifet, lace, lappets, bows, square décolletage, revers, stomacher, elbow length close sleeves, cuffs, ruching, engageantes, vee waistline, full skirt, jeweled neck band, earrings, jeweled scarf, bracelets


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