1865 (5 February) fancy dress ball at the palace of Princess Helena Kochubey in honor of Emperor Alexander II by Mihaly Zichy (State Hermitage Museum - St. Petersburg Russia)

From en.gallerix.ru/album/Hermitage-5/pic/glrx-255895996.

There are Medieval characters to the left by a gypsy by a Cleopatra who stands behind a Renaissance Lady in the center. A Lady wrapped in gray stands beside a Lady who could be simulating Hungarian dress. The Renaissance imitator's dress has a bustle four or five years before bustles became common place. Every lady wears a crinoline and many wear veils.

Keywords:  1865, Zichy, headdress, veil, cape, crinoline, necklace, theatrical dress


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