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Portrait of a noble woman
Wicar, Jean-Baptiste Joseph 1762–1834.
“Portrait of a noble woman”.
Oil on canvas, 19 × 28cm.
Inv. No. 627
Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria.
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Women's fashion 1795-1820
Like classic statues come to life: In the aftermath of the French Revolution, Western fashion temporarily abandoned corsets in favour of high waists and flowing fabrics, emphasising the female figure in a more natural way.
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