Sophia Helehe von Rosen by Michael Ludwig Claus (State Russian Museum - St. Petersburg Russia)

Once hair styles began evolving in the 1760s, they progressed, almost inexorably, until the French Revolution stopped everything. Sophia's bodice is adorned with bow en échelle, but there is no other decoration. She looks remarkably comfortable in this Claus portrait.

Keywords:  Claus, Sophia von Rosen, high straight coiffure, floral headdress, square neckline, modesty piece, lace, bows en échelle, three quarter length tight sleeves, bows, engageantes, neck band, earrings, fan

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