Marcotte d'Argenteuil

Creator:
Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867
Published/Created:
1810
Physical Description:
93.7 x 69.4
Date Depicted:
1975
1800 AD - 1849 AD
Materials:
oil on canvas
Notes:
High-standing vest collars and carefully knotted cravats are essential to the toilette of a well-dressed man.
Abstract:
During the directoire wigs disappear entirely. Hair falls raggedly around the face and shoulders. By 1800 the look is of studied confusion. Back hair is trimmed to the contour of the head. Front hair either is brushed forward and set in ringlets or falls in wisps over the face. Sideburns appear. The top hat is introduced. Made of brushed beaver, in its early form it tapers at the top of the crown and has a narrow brim with a slight roll. The bicorne, seldom worn, is usually carried under the arm; it remains almost exclusively a military hat or an accessory to court dress. As the hair is shortened, a new emphasis is placed on the neck. The cravat becomes wide. It is wound around the neck and tied in front with a bow. A white stock is with or without a black band (the solitaire). Varying in height, collar often ends high on the jaw, the points showing above the cravat.
Topics:
Costume -- Europe -- History -- (LC)
Painting -- France -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Directoire
Empire
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
4392-004
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion) (AAT)
paintings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Clothing & Accessories
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Creator:
Button, Jeanne and Sbarge, Stephen
Source Title:
History of Costume, In Slides, Notes and Commentaries: Volume 5
Source Created:
New York, NY
Theatre Arts Slide Presentations
1975
Call Number:
GT513 +B87 5 (LC)
Orbis Barcode:
39002051938455
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art
OID:
10597765
PID:
digcoll:1800717