Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Bonnet, 1800-05 France, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bonnet. White silk with crossed tabs trimmed with cording over net lining at top; floss-covered buttons at sides and center. Heavier silk band twisted along edge; chenille and floss silk braid and net ruffles at edge. Pink silk ribbon bow on left side. Drawstring at back.
Wrapper, ca 1855
The lot also includes a day dress (ca 1850), a spencer (ca 1820) and a bodice (ca 1800).
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Mrs. Robert Shurlock (Henrietta Ann Jane Russell, 1775–1849) and Her Daughter Ann by John Russell, 1801 England, the Met Museum
This pastel shows the artist’s daughter and his granddaughter. Henrietta was the sixth of his twelve children, but the oldest to survive to maturity. She married Robert Shurlock in 1800, and the baby Ann was one of their fourteen children; a second pastel shows the sitter’s husband (67.131). The picture remained in the sitter’s family until 1967. Russell applies the medium in a variety of ways, contrasting smoothly blended areas with visible crayon lines, such as those that give the illusion of stiffness to the lace of the sitter’s costumes.
Evening dress, ca 1800 India (probably - for the Western market), LACMA
Dress, 1800-05 Europe, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Evening dress, 1800-05 England, Cora Ginsburg
Someone make this for me
Evening overdress made of Egyptian silk tabby, ca 1801 England and Egypt, Royal Ontario Museum
Posting this again because I’ve just now realized that the listing is for the overdress alone. I don’t know if the dress they have under it is original to the era or of it’s a reproduction. Either way, they’re beautiful together. People of the Regency/Empire/Federal era weren’t just fascinated by ancient Greece and Rome; they also drew influences from Asia and ancient Egypt. Also I never noticed that the fabric was striped, and you all know how much I love stripes.
Evening dresses, 1801, Lady’s Monthly Museum