Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Half-mourning dress by W G Jay & Co, 1883-84 London, Manchester Art Gallery
Half-mourning dress (?) Pale grey satin trimmed with black figured and black corded silk and white net. Two piece.
Bodice lined with cream twilled silk. Low square-cut neck. Fastening at centre front with embroidered buttons. Neck trimmed with band and double frill of net. Sleeves shaped to wrist, trimmed with frill of net. Separate skirt lined with stiffened cotton, fastening left back. Hem cut in triangles. Train at back. Lace muslin frill. Tapes and ties at back to form bustle.
(Left to right) Mrs. Watson B. Thompson, John Sloan Jr., Mrs. John Sloane, Mr. John Sloane, Evelyn Sloane, William Sloane, Mina Barber, Mary Butter, 1884 US (Elberon, NJ), the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bodice by Worth, 1880-85 Paris, Shelburne Museum
Wouldn’t you love to be able to have seen the whole dress? I wonder if the rest of it is still out there?
Boudoir portrait of actress Giulia Majeroni, 1884 Australia (Melbourne), State Library of New South Wales
Walking dress, ca 1885 France, LACMA