My art: Danish 1770s court suit

My art: Danish 1770s court suit

Living Fashion is a series in which I draw historical clothing on active people, inspired by Draw This Dress by artists Emily Carroll and Vera Brosgol.

This court suit is amazing! See below for the info. As for my picture, I didn’t keep track of how long it took, but I worked on it on and off for about three weeks.

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This “tissue” coat and breeches suit is from 1770s Denmark and lives in the National Museum of Denmark. I think it’s simply gorgeous. The jacket has silver embroidery while the vest features gold embroidery.

The original, front and back
The original, front and back

See the silver and gold?
See the silver and gold?

The background is a photo of the library of St. Florian Monastery in Austria with some filters applied. I do not have the patience to illustrate hundreds of books and a painted ceiling!

Interior of St. Florian Monastery's library
Interior of St. Florian Monastery’s library

Construction of the library started in 1744 and is in the Baroque style. If you’re interested in other architecturally striking libraries, check out these links:

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