Bourgeoise

Second Half 17th century Dutch woman’s ensemble, after Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window by Jan Vermeer van Delft (1657-1659, Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister) | Antique cotton smock with drawstring neck and cuffs, trimmed with cotton lace; full boned smooth covered cotton velvet pair of stays with sleeves, back lacing, handworked eyelets; cotton velvet petticoat worn over a padded bumroll; paired with a sheer cotton gauze fichu. 

© FABER•FAB 2020

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