Watteau back
Watteau back Watteau back The back of a woman's gown in which one or more very broad folds are carried from the neck to the floor without being held in at the waist, while the front and sides of the gown are shaped to the person and have a belt or its equivalent. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Watteau back — a loose, full back of a woman s gown, formed by wide box pleats hanging from a high shoulder yoke and extending to the hem in an unbroken line. [1895 1900; after a type of gown depicted in paintings by WATTEAU] * * * Watteau back, an arrangement… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Watteau back — a loose, full back of a woman s gown, formed by wide box pleats hanging from a high shoulder yoke and extending to the hem in an unbroken line. [1895 1900; after a type of gown depicted in paintings by WATTEAU] * * * …   Universalium

  • Watteau, Antoine — ▪ French painter Introduction born Oct. 10, 1684, Valenciennes, Fr. died July 18, 1721, Nogent sur Marne       French painter who typified the lyrically charming and graceful style of the Rococo. Much of his work reflects the influence of the… …   Universalium

  • Watteau — n. family name; Antoine Watteau (1684 1721), French painter known for his Rococo style adj. resembling that which is seen in Antoine Watteau s paintings; having pleats that fall loosely from neckline to hem (of women s clothes); having broad brim …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Watteau — I. adjective Etymology: Antoine Watteau Date: 1861 1. of a hat shallow crowned and having a wide brim turned up at the back to hold flower trimmings 2. of women s dress having back pleats falling loosely from neckline to hem II. biographical name …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Watteau — I Wat•teau [[t]wɒˈtoʊ, vɑ [/t]] n. big Jean Antoine, 1684–1721, French painter II Wat•teau [[t]wɒˈtoʊ, vɑ [/t]] adj. 1) clo designating the loose, full back of a woman s gown, formed by wide box pleats extending from shoulder to hem in an… …   From formal English to slang

  • Antoine Watteau — Jean Antoine Watteau (October 10, 1684 – July 18, 1721) was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement (in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens), and revitalized the waning Baroque idiom, which… …   Wikipedia

  • 1890s in fashion — Fashion in the 1890s in European and European influenced countries is characterized by long elegant lines, tall collars, and the rise of sportswear. Women s fashions Fashionable women s clothing styles shed some of the extravagances of previous… …   Wikipedia

  • Monticelli, Adolphe — ▪ French artist in full  Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli  born October 14, 1824, Marseille, France died June 29, 1886, Marseille       French painter whose finest works, derived from scenes by Antoine Watteau (Watteau, Antoine), are dreamlike… …   Universalium

  • A Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881 — is a painting by William Powell Frith exhibited at he Royal Academy of Arts in 1883. It depicts a group of distinguished Victorians visiting the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1881, just after the death of the Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli …   Wikipedia

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