Tete de Mouton!

Circa 1760


This noble French lady from the era of Louis XV has her hair arranged in the ‘tĂȘte de mouton’ (sheep’s head) style that was fashionable during the 1750s and 1760s. Her hair is swept up, curled and neatly arranged in rows creating an effect akin to a sheep’s coat. It is topped with a discreet pink lace cap. Her white gown has a ruffled neckline and is decorated with a pink ribbon bow to match her cap. She also has a narrow ribbon choker necklace tied under her chin.

The portrait is set in the original gold bracelet frame backed with mother of pearl and with the later addition of a small hanging ring. Excellent condition.

Item Ref. 5758

Size: 32 x 28mm