1785 Contessa Maria Benedetta di San Martino by Pompeo Batoni (Museo Thyssen  Bornemisza - Madrid, Spain)

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1785 Contessa Maria Benedetta di San Martino by Pompeo Batoni (Museo Thyssen  Bornemisza - Madrid, Spain) Wm

This portrait of Countess San Martino in high coiffure and formal and frilly dress contrasts strongly with Baronne Crussol's "with it" dress. The Countess' stomacher is reduced to a thin strip running from neckline to the other edge of her bodice. She may even be wearing a robe à la française.

Keywords:  1785, Batoni, Countess, high straight coiffure, jeweled floral ribbon headdress, square neckline, ruffles, lace, revers, stomacher, elbow length close sleeves, engageantes, vee waistline, panniers, over-skirt, earrings


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