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Marie-Louise DESMATINS, 1670-1708 French soprano opera singer, at the OpÄra, 17th century French engraving by Berey

Marie-Louise DESMATINS, French soprano opera singer, at the Opera, century French engraving by Berey I wonder if she is singing the Bell Aria?

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c. 1665 17th century  A back view of the petticoat breeches, ribbon loops decorate the waist and hem. The full wide ruffles at the bottom of breeches were called canons.

Harriet and Dorimant ? 1665 century A back view of the petticoat breeches, ribbon loops decorate the waist and hem. The full wide ruffles at the bottom of breeches were called canons.

1684 French Fashion plate "Recueil des modes de la cour de France, 'Femme de Qualité en Deshabillé d'Esté'" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

1684 French Fashion plate "Recueil des modes de la cour de France, 'Femme de Qualité en Deshabillé d'Esté'" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Françoise d'Aubigné

Francoise d' Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon by Nicolas Arnoult. This high quality print of the Marquise de Maintenon wearing a mantua with a small bustle gives an ides of what brought Louis XIV to her.

Portrait de dame en grand costume (i.e. in a robe de cour) ; elle tient un éventail ouvert.  Late 17th century

While the fashion for the gentleman of quality did not change too much over the years, those of the

1670s - Maria Ortensia Biscia del Drago attribué à Jacob Ferdinand Voet

oldrags: “ Portrait de Maria Ortensia Biscia Del Drago attributed to Jacob Ferdinant Voet, century, Musee des Beaux-Arts ”

"Dame en Habit d'Esté" (1685), from "Recueil des modes de la cour de France".

"Dame en Habit d'Esté" (1685), from "Recueil des modes de la cour de France".

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