Leopard print in the late 18th century

For men:

Turquoise silk velvet with woven-in black and white leopard spot pattern, ca 1785-90, France. http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O127151/coat-unknown/

John Smyth of Heath Hall, Yorkshire. Tan leopard-print (weave, more likely) waistcoat and breeches (with matching covered buttons) with red velvet coat. http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/john-smyth-of-heath-hall-yorkshire-7853
Tan leopard coat and waistcoat with red leopard breeches. (Sorry, it doesn’t get any bigger.) lamesure.fr caption: “L’ELEGANT AU RENDEZ-VOUS DU PALAIS ROYAL Gravure du XVIIIe siècle (d’époque), rehaussée à l’aquarelle. Dimensions de la feuille entière : 15,5 x 23,5 cm. La tenue de cet élégant du Palais-Royal est presque entièrement mouchetée, dans un goût « léopard » à la mode à cette époque.” http://www.lamesure.fr/rubriques/modeselegants.html
Lord Campbell, First Lord of Cawdor, 1778, leopard velvet waistcoat worn with red velvet coat lined in brown fur. http://unsere-reisen-in-england.de/unsere-reisen/schottland/13-tag—05082009—inverness-cowdor-castle-cul/index.html
Louis Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon. Probably a portrait detail – no further source at this time. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/158259374377101085/
At far left, somewhat rotund man wearing matching leopard waistcoat and breeches. Cartoon from 1779: The Macarony Dressing Room. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-demise-of-powdered-wig-1795.html
At right, leopard breeches and waistcoat. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3b32240/
Leopard breeches and waistcoat (mostly hidden by blue coat). http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2013/02/georgian-jungle-more-18th-c-men-in.html Whole painting: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_147975/Venceslao-Verlin/An-Interior-with-Elegant-Company
Coat with wide leopard lapels– maybe leopard velvet with shaped edges, maybe actual leopard skin. Matching buttons. Portrait of Jean-Georges Noverre, Marie Antoinette’s maitre des ballets of the Paris Opera. http://www.thenorthpoleshoppe.com.au/blog/celebrating-international-dance-day-april-29th-2014/
Coat and breeches in matching leopard print. 1773 caricature of George Mason-Villiers, Second Earl Grandison. http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2013/11/on-cutting-edge-of-18th-c-leopard.html

For women:

Silk brocade with leopard ribbon pattern, ca 1760. http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O112662/dress-fabric-unknown/
Animal-print dress trimmed with pink ribbon, ca 1777. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marie-Aurore_de_Saxe_(1748-1821)_A.jpg
Needle case with leopard-pattern enamel, ca 1790 http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-swiss-enamelled-gold-needle-case-862-c-jf5pp1irew
Dress, 1755-60. Silk brocade with bouquets of flowers and feathers connected by leopard-print ribbon on striped background. http://fashionmuseum.fitnyc.edu/view/objects/asitem/search$0040/0/displayDate-asc?t:state:flow=3890e5a7-39da-4d1b-a308-312bfeadc24f In case that link doesn’t work, it’s Object Number P82.27.1 at the Museum at the FIT.
Fabric closeup of previous.
Maybe leopard-ish print trim, maybe some other kind of fur. (Other portraits on the same page have stripey trim too.) http://18thcenturyblog.com/2010/09/louis-carrogis-carmontelle
1768-70, silk tobine brocade with flowers and leopard stripes. http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O78860/dress-fabric-unknown/
Closer view of previous.
Dress or perhaps robe (or even blanket/shawl?) with wide leopard-print trim. Hard to tell– note the folded edge at right. http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/365050
Leopard-print trim (in many places on dress) and matching muff. Portrait presumed to be of the Comtesse de Blois, painted by Marianne Loir sometime before 1769. Larger version at link. http://www.artnet.de/k%C3%BCnstler/marianne-loir/portrait-pr%C3%A9sum%C3%A9e-de-la-comtesse-de-blois-G8xvsAz5-PS5YuUswXnGKw2
Dress of silk brocade with flowers scattered among dark and light leopard spots. Ca 1770, French. http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/84326?=&imgno=0&tabname=related-objects
Fabric closeup of previous.
1788– red leopard, or just irregular dense polka dots? http://damesalamode.tumblr.com/post/9514720736/magasin-des-modes-february-1788-i-love-her-pink
“Dolman a la Sauvage” – the 1798 version of a Tarzan dress, I guess. http://lamodeillustree.livejournal.com/328040.html
“Schall de Mouchas” – For all the very different caption, looks like the same fabric as in the previous image. 1798. http://www.lamesure.fr/rubriques/modescoiffures.html

Actual leopard fur
There are lots of examples of leopard skins being worn or displayed or used as saddle blankets– here are a small selection of clothing-oriented applications.

Leopard-lined coat with wide cuffs, ca. 1750. http://www.portlandartmuseum.us/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=65803;type=101
Jakob Björck (1726-1793), copy of pastel painting by Gustaf Lundberg (1695-1786), Portrait of Charlotte Du Rietz af Hedensberg as Diana, 18th century. http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2014/10/space-to-fill-vol-3-issue-4.html http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jakob_Bj%C3%B6rck-Portrait_of_Charlotte_Du_Rietz_af_Hedensberg.jpg
Fur-lined robe. http://rammcollections.org.uk/content/catalogs/ramm/fine-art/paintings/painting-411-2008.ashx (not sure this link works.)
Leopard print in the late 18th century

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