The Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild is having an 18th century themed Bal di Carnivale on February
|18th c. Mask Fan|
The event has a pinterest board and I've also pinned several mask and costume ideas. I've decided to be a noble dressing as a Savoyarde peasant with a marmot, based on the fantastic research by the Dreamstress. I'm going to try to document the costume construction as I do it rather than months afterwards. Let's consider that a new years resolution.
Here is some inspiration:
possibly by George Knapton, c. 1739.
Private Collection. (from the First Actresses Exhbition)
|Pietro Longhi - The Ridotto in Venice|
|Jacket, second quarter 18th century, Italian, silk, Length at CB: 30 in. (76.2 cm) (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|David Garrick and Hannah Pritchard in The Suspicious Husband|
|1740s mask fan De Young Museum|