Madame de Senonnes

Creator:
Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867
Published/Created:
1814
Physical Description:
106 x 84 cm
Date Depicted:
1975
1800 AD - 1849 AD
Materials:
oil on canvas
Notes:
Some gowns are eclectic in their decoration. The subdued trim on this silk velvet gown is of Elizabethan influence. Notice the beautiful paisley shawl and the typical use of jewelry.
Abstract:
During the directoire, in a dramatic break with the artificial silhouette, women imitate Greco-Roman styles by draping themselves with sheer white fabrics. Underneath they are nude or only in pink hose. The baby dress or chemise, copied from children's clothing, is also important. Made of sheer fabric, it has a drawstring at the neck and just under the bust. Skirts of both the draped gown and chemise are long and trailing; the train is carried over an arm. A second train is often added by tucking an extra piece of fabric into the belt. For day wear sometimes a fichu fills in the neckline. The First Empire gown is a development of the chemise. Its short bodice is cut separately of shaped pieces. Skirt fullness is arranged at the back; occasionally a gore is inserted and allows for a train. Unadorned at first, gradually the gown is trimmed at the bottom of the hem.
Topics:
Costume -- Europe -- History -- (LC)
Painting -- France -- 18th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Empire
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
4392-038
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:
Nantes, France: Musee des Beaux-Arts
OID:
10597799
PID:
digcoll:1841363