La Dame Reformee

…by the famous artist Abraham Bosse

etching by the famous artist Abraham Bosse

One of a series of etchings by the French artist Abraham Bosse (1604-1676) depicting the Edict of 1633 by Louis XIII regulating “Superfluity of Dress.” While still quite regal and lovely, this etching is supposed to show how ladies should dress modestly without ornamentation.

To learn more about the artist and view other selected works, please visit our biography on Abraham Bosse.