A recreation of the painting Marquesa de Llano by Mengs, c. 1775. An attempt to make as exact, and historically accurate, recreation as I can — which also includes these related projects:
- 1780s stays
- 18th c. shift & petticoat
The Fabric & Trim
Barely off-white silk taffeta, black silk taffeta, lined in linen. Trimmed with spangle embroidery.
Draped by me.
- Maja jacket, 1770 at the Museo del Traje
- High resolution image
- High resolution closeup #1
- High resolution closeup #2
- High resolution closeup #3
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