Galerie des Modes, 14e Cahier, 1ere Figure


This book, though the fourteenth in the sequence, must be placed at the beginning of the volume: it suffices to throw one's eyes over what it contains, in order to recognize in what capacity it demands that preference; it is all that one is permitted to say on the subject: one will return, for all explanation, to the inserted notices at the bottom of each plate, because they contain sufficient details to explain the costume represented in each Engraving.

JUST AND BENEVOLENT MONARCH (1778)

Dressed simply in a French suit of cerise velvet embroidered around the edges; the cuffs and the vest are of cloth of gold, embroidered like the suit with gold sequins of various colors.

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