Madrid, Jubon - Vest, ca. Blue silk and taffeta silk in ivory. With neck placket and long sleeves and narrow. The back ends in its lower edge in a queue. Decorated with a silk cord application and metallic threads in gold silk braid.
Green silk damask round gown, 1775 Date: ca. 1775 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 51 in. cm) Heel to Toe (b, c): 7 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Trust Gift, 1994 Accession Number:
Françoise Athénaïs Montespan was the mistress of Louis XIV. She was maid of honor to Queen Marie Thérèse, his Queen. She bore the king several children. Their education was entrusted to Mme. de Maintenon, who succeeded her in the king’s favor.