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Point de Convention by Louis-Leopold Boilly

Point de Convention (Absolutely no agreement) Louis-Léopold Boilly 1797 A Merveilleuse is mistaken for a prostitute and refuses the coin offered to her.

Portrait of a Young Woman by Circle of Jacques-Louis David, c. 1800

Circle of Jacques-Louis David, French (Paris 1748 - 1825 Brussels) - Portrait of a Young Woman,

French cartoon depicting typical dress of the "sans-culottes." Sans-culottes were the left wing radicals that consisted of mainly lower class peasants.

Sans Culottes: which means "without knee breeches" referred to the peasant look which became very popular during the French Revolution. Pantaloons and "the shabby trouser brigade" referred to the loose fitting trousers worn.

More Incroyables and Merveilleuses.

The Incroyables and Merveilleuses- males and females who were members of a fashionable aristocratic subculture in Paris that focused on luxury, decadence, and silliness

manteau de représentant du peuple, vers 1798

1798 The Coat Representing the People. The design is a Neoclassical reminiscent of Roman togas. It was first worn in February 1798 by members of the Management Board.

Man's Bicorne France, circa 1790 Costumes; Accessories Wool felt with silk plain weave ribbon Overall: 6 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (16.51 x 49.53 x 19.685 cm) Purchased with funds provided by Michael and Ellen Michelson (M.2010.33.1)

This is a French bicorne hat featuring the tri-colored cockade from the The tri-colored cockade was worn as a symbol of the revolution and French freedom. This piece is part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's collection.




Mme Recamier - wife of a Parisian banker, she was a famous socialite in the Empire period.

La mode au fil de l'histoire: Les modes au temps de la Révolution Française

Men’s leather riding boots, silver nails (French, 1790 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art).

Living with Jane: Incroyables and Merveilleuses

Living with Jane: Incroyables and Merveilleuses.The Incroyables (the Unbelievables) and the Merveilleuses (the Marvelous Ones) were part of a rebellious youth movement that arose during the

Incroyables et Merveilleuses - Wikipedia

Three merveilleuses walk through the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris” by Albert Lynch, 1887