Matteo Loves, Portrait of Maria Caterina Farnese, 17th century
January 1815 Evening Dress from Ackermann’s Repository.
“A celestial blue crape frock, over a white satin slip, ornamented round the bottom with a deep border of tulle or net lace, embroidered with shaded blue silks and chenille; short full sleeve, trimmed with tulle or net lace; the dress trimmed entirely round the top to correspond. Hair parted in the center of the forehead, confined in the Grecian style, and blended with flowers. Necklace of pearl; eardrops and bracelets to correspond. Slippers of blue satin or kid. White gloves of French kid.”
Louis-Leopold Boilly, The Amateur Print Collectors, 1810