1760-1761 Society Taking a Promenade by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg Russia)

From the Unofficial Hermitage Web site.

1760-1761 Society Taking a Promenade by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg Russia) 59.06 pixels:cm

I believe this is a satire; the clothes are more suited to parquet floors than bare ground and everyone, save a man to her left and a woman at far left, is hatless. The most conspicuous element of the print is the woman wearing immense panniers.

Keywords:  1760, de Saint-Aubin, French, short curly coiffure, square décolletage, revers, stomacher, elbow length close sleeves, engageantes, lace, vee waistline, panniers, under-skirt, ruffles, gloves, robe à la française, fan


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