ca. 1774 Prinzessin Sophie Friederike, Sammlung Christian Ludwig, Herzog zu Mecklenburg by Georg David Matthieu (Schloss Ludwigslust - Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany)

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ca. 1774 Prinzessin Sophie Friederike, Sammlung Christian Ludwig, Herzog zu Mecklenburg by Georg David Matthieu (Schloss Ludwigslust - Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany) Wm

Sophie Frederica’s skirt has bunched up behind her in front of the seat cushion in this Matthieu portrait from around 1774. Her robings have a ruched over-layer and a lace under-layer. Her choker necklace has two strands joined behind the neck. Today, someone could say she is takine a selfie.

Keywords:  1774, Matthieu, Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Duchess, Princess, Mecklenburg-Schwerin family, Oldenburg family, Danish, high straight coiffure, lace cap, feathered headdress, lace modesty piece, square neckline, robings, ruching, lace robings, bows, stomacher, elbow length close sleeves, lace forward-back flared engageantes, choker necklace, earrings, bracelets

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