Avdotya wears an Empire dress with a typical square neckline modified with a frilly vee neckline that becomes a neckline ruff provided by her chemise in this Kiprensky portrait. She appears to be wearing dual sleeves - if so and if this portrait dates to 1814 - this may be the earliest depiction of dual upper-puffed sleeves.
Keywords: 1814, Kiprensky, Russian, curly coiffure, vee neckline, chemise, modesty piece, neckline ruff, square neckline, dual upper puffed sleeves, cuffs, waist band, Empire waistline, close skirt, order bows, wrap
Jul 11, 2011, 3:32 PM
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