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Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire

From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection app:

“This high-waisted dress with its square, low-cut neckline and decorated with white embroidered flowers and leaves is typical of the fashion at the start of the First Empire. To conceal the low neckline, it could be worn with a chemisette which was slipped inside the dress. This one is in white muslin, embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim. This outfit comes from the family of Madame Poyard who looked after the Empress’s wardrobe after 1809.”

The Quilting Frolic by John Lewis Krimmel, 1813 Philadelphia, Winterthur Museum

The Quilting Frolic by John Lewis Krimmel, 1813 Philadelphia, Winterthur Museum

Straw bonnet, 1810-15 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Long, tubular straw bonnet with green silk ribbon.

Straw bonnet, 1810-15 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Long, tubular straw bonnet with green silk ribbon.

José Costa y Bonells (died 1870), Called Pepito by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, early-mid-1810’s Spain, the Met Museum

Pepito’s father, Rafael Costa de Quintana, was doctor to Ferdinand VII; his mother was the daughter of Jaime Bonells, doctor to the Alba family. The portrait is most closely related to works that Goya painted shortly after 1810 and seems to allude to the Spanish War of Independence, 1808–14. Pepito’s jacket is tailored in imitation of a soldier’s uniform, and his hair is cut in the Napoleonic fashion. The military analogy is further enhanced by the drum and the toy rifle with a fixed bayonet. Pepito’s pose is unquestionably intended as a variation on the so-called “dismounted equestrian portrait,” popular among military figures and royalty during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

José Costa y Bonells (died 1870), Called Pepito by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, early-mid-1810’s Spain, the Met Museum

Pepito’s father, Rafael Costa de Quintana, was doctor to Ferdinand VII; his mother was the daughter of Jaime Bonells, doctor to the Alba family. The portrait is most closely related to works that Goya painted shortly after 1810 and seems to allude to the Spanish War of Independence, 1808–14. Pepito’s jacket is tailored in imitation of a soldier’s uniform, and his hair is cut in the Napoleonic fashion. The military analogy is further enhanced by the drum and the toy rifle with a fixed bayonet. Pepito’s pose is unquestionably intended as a variation on the so-called “dismounted equestrian portrait,” popular among military figures and royalty during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

June evening dress, 1813 England, Ackermann’s Repository

June evening dress, 1813 England, Ackermann’s Repository

August evening dress, 1813 England, Ackermann’s Repository

August evening dress, 1813 England, Ackermann’s Repository

Redingote, 1810-15 France, KCI
Day dress or pelisse, 1810-15 US, Kent State
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Dress, 1810-15 US, the Met Museum
Shoes, 1810-15 United States (Lexington, Mass), MFA Boston

Shoes, 1810-15 United States (Lexington, Mass), MFA Boston

Walking dress, 1813 France, Costume Parisien

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