Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Mrs John Prescott Knight and Her Children by John Prescott Knight, ca 1837 England, the Shire Hall Gallery
A portrait by the Stafford-born artist probably of his wife, Clarissa Isabella Knight (nee Hague,) and their two sons Albert Stanley (1832–1917) and Julian Miles (1835–1871).
Leghorn bonnet, 1835-40 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A black leghorn bonnet, with wide poke brim, black taffeta bonnet skirt at back, brim lined with black crêpe.
Dress, 1835-40 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Woman’s dress (a), alternate bodice (b), shoulder cape (c), and bow (d). Brown satin trimmed with piping, bands, bows, and pleating of same brown satin. Attached bodice trimmed with soutache braid of same color. Cape trimmed with long brown fringe. Both bodices have long sleeves. Very good condition.
The Raymond Children by Robert Peckham, ca 1838 US (Massachusetts), the Metropolitan Museum of Art
These both appear to be boys, even if the boy on the right is portrayed a little unconventionally. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen portraits where a boy is holding a doll.
“A PRESENT FOR JOSEPH” is written on the mug in the background.
Susan Walker Morse (The Muse) by Samuel Morse, 1836-37 US, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Day dress, 1837-40 UK, the V&A Museum