Formal ensemble Place of origin:France (possibly, made) (made) Artist/Maker:Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques:Spotted twill silk, embroidered with silk thread, lined and backed with silk and cotton, hand-sewn.
Eighteenth Century men’s wig: Men who could afford it bought wigs. Full-bottomed wigs were preferred up until where the French toupee or English foretop became popular afterwards. They were made by human hair and were powdered for formal dress.
Graphic Art: Painting – Gown and fichu detail from Self-portrait with a Harp, circa Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux – July Note how the lace at the elbow has been folded up over the sleeve, out of the way of the harp strings for ease of play.