ca. 1786 María Ana de Pontejos y Sandoval, Marchioness of Pontejos by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC)

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After a significant hiatus, the end of the 1700s sees a resurgence in Spanish style as portrayed here in Goya's portrait of  the Marquise of Pontejos in 1786. The style looks like a sheath, but with a separate and deeply vee-waisted bodice with a polonaise-like pouff all around, instead of in three lobs, a maxi-length skirt showing her shoes, and very tight sleeves. The under-skirt appears to be relying on mechanical support - hoops. Her bertha is ringed by a floral garland matched by garlands at each bow of her over-skirt.

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