Thursday, December 14, 2017

17th Century... sort of?

This picture just floated up in a sudden flurry of 17th century research (I have been reading The Vizard Mask, by Diana Norman, set in the second half of the century).

That blue-shot-gold bodice is STUNNING. Imagine my dismay when I discovern that the painting isn't actually contemporary to its time, and was instead painted around 1838, by Henri Leys. Having not seen any of these fur-trimmed short jackets with any kind of tailored back, I was super excited for a hot second (before realizing that it was probably designed in the artist's imagination, as he fondly looked back upon a former century.)

Maybe I make it anyway? Considering.

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