1790s Countess A. S. Protasova by Dimitri Levitsky (The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg)

French style has invaded Russia as shown by the nightgownish appearance of Countess Protasova's dress in this 1790s Levitsky work. Her dress is tightened up just a little just below her breasts. Russian winters had to be hard when dressed like this.

Keywords:  Levitsky, Countess, Russian, long curly hair, scoop neckline, ruffle, lace, cap over-sleeves, long tight sleeves, no waistline, wrap

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