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Light blue silk open robe with ruche trimmed edging and scalloped flounces to underskirt; two tiers of ivory lace and white ribbons to elbows and center front of lace trimmed stomacher; strands of pearls about wrist and black velvet choker to throat; contrasting embroidered toed shoes. Companion behind in vibrant blue is wearing one white long kid glove across chair back. Detail from The Gore Family with George, 3rd Earl Cowper, 1775 by Johan Joseph Zoffany

Georgian Git paunch! George Nassau Clavering, 3rd Earl of Cowper (1738-1789), Florence beyond, 1772, by Johann Zoffany.

The Gore Family with George, third Earl Cowper, Collection of British art from the Elizabethan period to the present day, including paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts.

Gown and fichu detail from Self-portrait with a Harp, circa 1791, Rose-Ad茅la茂de Ducreux (1761 鈥?July 26, 1802). 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.

from Marie Antoinette's Playhouse

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Pearl necklace, diamond cross and large diamond on leather choker, white silk mitts with revers, elbow length close sleeves with lace engageantes, lace and silk ruches to white and blue silk gown, matching stomacher, closed fan. Detail from Infanta Maria Luisa de Borbon, gran duquesa de Toscana by Anton Rafael Mengs, circa 1770. crop from portrait found at http://thepragmaticcostumer.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/an-appetite-for-fashion-decadence-a-brief-history-of-stomachers/