1770s Portrait of Alexandra Perfilyeva, Countess Tolstaya by Carl Ludwig Johann Christinek (The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg)

Countess Tolstaya's dress is a good example of using ruched lace for revers. Additional lace is used for a modesty piece and her stomacher.

Keywords:  Christinek, Countess, Tolstoy family, Russian, high straight coiffure, hair jewelry, rosettes, square décolletage, modesty piece, lace, revers, ruching, split bodice, buttons, tight sleeves, choker necklace, earrings


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