|Joseph Siffred Duplessis, Madame de Saint-Maurice. 1776, oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.|
Madame de Saint Maurice is ready for spring, possibly preparing to receive guests at her home. She sits at her dressing table in a beautiful under-dress that is trimmed with pink satin ribbon. Her skirt is sheer white over soft pink, and embroidered with floral details. Her dressing robe is also decorated with a floral motif, budding leaves and blooms. Sheer and soft with ruffled trim, Duplessis has excelled at creating the illusion of light weight drapery.