She was born in 1724 and married in 1736 so this portrait does not commemorate her marriage. She could be in her 30s.
From internationalportraitgallery.blogspot.com/2011/11/retratos-del-siglo-xviii_29; enlarged by on quarter by gogm.
This portrait shows the details of middle 1700s dress including revers, a stomacher adorned with horizontal ruched bands, and the close sleeves that flare out to launch her lace engageantes. She wears a robe à la française.
Keywords: Valade, Louise Françoise Céleste de Coëtquen, de Coëtquen family, de Durfort family, Duchess, French, curly coiffure, floral headdress, square décolletage, revers, stomacher, ruching, three quarter length close sleeves, engageantes, lace, panniers, jeweled neck band, lace neck band, gloves, robe à la française
Jul 20, 2012, 6:01 PM
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