Gustav Rudberg (Swedish, 1915-2001), Båtar i sundet - Hven [Ships in the Sound - Ven], 1987. Oil on canvas, 73 x 72 cm.
Detail of the veiled angel of death,from Honor Roll Monument in Prospect Park,Augustus Lukeman.
[With] the advent of a more rustic style, infinitely easier to copy than a lavish robe a la francaise, women’s costume no longer transmitted reliable messages about background and class. Like Marie Antoinette’s playful adoption of menial roles on the stage at the Petit Trianon, this trend suggested an unsettling possibility for confusion between high and low, princess and peasant.
—Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution by Caroline Weber