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"Princess Youssoupoff" by Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun
|Princess Youssoupoff (1797)
Thanks to Kevin J. Kelly for the color version of this painting.
This is a Greco-Roman style morning dress, as indicated by the high neck and longer sleeves of the white muslin underdress. The Greco-Roman overdress could be worn alone (showing the bodice and arms) as a half dress or evening dress. The similar shape and color of the Princess' checks and the roses in the wreath in her hand seems to be deliberate. The Princess is clearly the civilized beauty of the wild garden of the portrait's background.