26 janvier 2016

Detail sleeve, Robe à la francaise, French, c. 1750–75

Detail sleeve, Robe à la francaise, French, c. 1750–75, silk. Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1959, C.I.59.29.1a, b © 2000–2015 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

21 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1765

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1765. De Young Museum, San Francisco.
21 janvier 2016

Robe à la française, French, ca. 1745-1760

Robe à la française, French, ca. 1745-1760. Museum of Fine Arts Boston
21 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1775. LACMA

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1775. LACMA
19 janvier 2016

Dress, French, 1760s

Dress, French, 1760s, silk, metal thread. Length (a): 73 in. (185.4 cm). Length (b): 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm). Gift of Fédération de la Soierie, 1950? 50.168.2a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Western chinoiserie is often a compound of exotic elements, not all indigenous to China. This eighteenth-century dress exhibits such multiple allusions, but they have been assimilated by the technology and aesthetic of Lyonnais manufacture. Palm trees signify the... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1770

  Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1770, silk. Length at CB (a): 70 1/2 in. (179.1 cm). Length (b): 40 in. (101.6 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1961. C.I.61.34a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gowns in the eighteenth century were supported by rounded side hoops of different extension and depth. A wider dress would have been narrower in profile. In the instance of a gown of less width, the depth of the hoops and the robe à la... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2016

Robe à l'Anglaise, French, 1784–87

Robe à l'Anglaise, French, 1784–87, cotton, metal, silk. Length at CB (a): 63 in. (160 cm). Length at CB (b): 36 in. (91.4 cm). Purchase, Isabel Shults Fund and Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1991. 1991.204a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cotton emerged as a fashionable fabric in the 1780s with the chemise à la reine, the cotton shift favored by Marie Antoinette beginning in this turbulent decade. As always, clothing had political and... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, French, 1760s

Robe à la Française, French, 1760s, cotton. Length at CB (a): 58 in. (147.3 cm). Length at CB (b): 36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964. C.I.64.32.3a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. An exotic floral pattern alludes to Jean-Baptiste Pillement's chinoiserie designs. The French fabric interprets an Indian export fabric that itself was a copy of what was considered a Chinese pattern. Thus characteristic of the "exotic" sources,... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2016

Dress, French, mid-18th Century

Dress, French, mid-18th Century, silk, metallic. a) Length at CB: 55 in. (139.7 cm), b) Total Length: 36 in. (91.4 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1962. C.I.62.28a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art This formal dress is believed to have belonged to a young girl. Until the last quarter of the eighteenth century, children were dressed as miniature adults, with girls being put into corseted bodices from about three years of age, graduating to adult... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2016

French 18th century marble urn & porphyry urn

A French 18th century marble urn with exquisite ormolu mounts in the Stockholm Royal Palace. It is of the same design as the porphyry urn in the Wallace Collection in London made c 1764 probably after a design by Charles de Wailly (1730-98). A French porphyry urn on the stairs in the Wallace Collection sculpted c. 1764 by Jacques Adam after a design by Charles de Wailly (1730-98) for Marc-René d'Argenson, marquis de Voyer. The exquisite ormolu mounts were made by the sculptor and royal goldsmith Robert-Joseph Auguste (1723-1805).