I’m in Dr Lambert’s office and decided to take a stretch break after hunching over the chemise gown. There’s a museum catelog on a nearby windowsill, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza: Old Masters, so I’m flipping through it and what do I spy?
Zoffany, Group Portrait with Sir Elijah and Lady Impey, detail. 1783-84.
And six feet from that book is a real chemise gown. This is a cool feeling. 🙂