ca. 1760 Madame de Montesson by Guillaume Voiriot (Musée des Arts Décoratifs - Paris France)

From (please read the associated narrative there).

There is a Louis Carrogis portrait of Mme. de Montesson and other ladies here. Her Wikipedia article is here.

Photo - Melanie; a veiling reflection to the right was partially removed with Photoshop by gogm but the arm and bracelets were discolored. Image size doubled by gogm.

Madame Montesson is dressed casually - at home with hair streaming loosely down her shoulders. Yet she has a stomacher laden with striped bows, flaring lace engageantes, and décolletage under her house coat.

Keywords:  1760, Voiriot, Marquise, Duchess, French, Bourbon family, Orléans family, long straight coiffure, house coat, neck band, square décolletage, modesty piece, stomacher, bows, engageantes, lace, full skirt, bracelets

This site is for educational and information use. It is open for downloading and use without charge. I only ask that these images not be used for profit! I can be contacted at: