Pahoittelemme, tämä sivu on saatavilla ainoastaan englanniksi

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  1. Patrik Steorn — January 9, 2012 at 14:24:311

    “Femme noble en habit moscovite” by Swedish artist Augustin Dahlsteen (1720-after 1767). From his series “Russische Trachten und Ausrufer in St. Petersburg”, published in Cassel, Germany in 1750.
    Nationalmuseum, Stockholm:

  2. VIRGINIA HILL — December 5, 2012 at 15:07:131

    This is just one of many prints from the late 18th century and 19th century. This one is around 1840 and represents a woman in regional dress from Naples (Italy) area.
    The headdress worn by your young lady is closer to italian regional dress of the 18th and 19th century than russian…In some regions of russia they also used large pieces of linen or other cloth folded up in a rectangular fashion and placed squarely on the head, but in your image the “style” is very well defined and different from russian style. It reminds me of the typical “copricapo a tovaglia” (litteraly tablecloth headdress)of many regions of italy. One possible interpretation is that your young lady is a southern italian (Naples area) street food vendour (she is using her simple fan to keep the fire alive) Italian women’s regional costume was often short to mid calf. It was more practical and not really concerned with fashion. Costume prints often show women in the costume dancing and pulling up their skirts in a picturesque manner. They most probably wore longish pantaloons underneath to protect their modesty while dancing and working. Your young lady is wearing a very simple form of pantaloons that may be underwear rather than exotic “turkish style” trousers. her short kacket with flared basque is also typical italian regional dress. Finally it would be useful to know if the artist traveled to italy at any point.
    Its just an idea :)
    Virginia Hill, dress historian and lecturer, Milan Italy

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