1800 A Gambling Hell in the Palais-Royal.
This picture depicts a woman gambling with three men.
The text describing Year VIII says, “Pleasure-seekers still specially affected the neighborhood of the Palais-Royal. This was the hour for which every vice, and every interest, had called a meeting….”
The woman is more scantily dressed, but her dress retains the typical empire waist and simplicity.
(PD-Art) Illustrations by François Courboin from Octave Uzanne‘s Les Modes de Paris.
Variations du goût et de l’esthétique de la femme, 1797-1897, L. Henry May, Paris, 1898, or from the English translation of the same work: Fashion in Paris : the various phases of feminine taste and aesthetics from 1797 to 1897, William Heinemann, London, 1898.