Black velvet breeches with black buttons; white stockings just showing out from a pair of leg-hugging, over-the-knee black (silk?) buttoned boots, with black square heel. 17 buttons in all, from ankle to knee. Detail from Count Giacomo Durazzo (1717–1794) in the Guise of a Huntsman with His Wife (Ernestine Aloisia Ungnad von Weissenwolff, 1732–1794), by Martin van Meytens the Younger (Swedish, 1695–1770) Date: probably early 1760s. The Met.