Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Women’s dressing gown by Iida Takashimaya, ca 1900 Japan (Kyoto, for the Western market), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Pink silk taffeta dressing gown in kimono style with embroidered naturalistic chrysanthemums and butterflies in polychrome silks. Silk plain weave lining, padded hem and pleat in back of robe. Full sleeves gathered at shoulders and trimmed with braided silk cord and tassles. Matching sash of pink silk taffeta with double-sided embroidery of chrysanthemums in green brown and pink polychrome silk with knotted silk fringe. Gown labeled: S. Iida “Takashimaya” Silks and Embroideries. Kyoto.
Prince and Princess Fushimi, ca early 1910’s Japan
This appears to be Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu (1875-1946) and Princess Tokugawa Tsuneko (1882-1939).
That coat. omg that coat.
Also, is anybody able to read the text? Is this an ad? I’d like to be able to tag it correctly if it is. It kind of is. Sort of.
Japanese woodblock fashion prints from 1887, because I know how much you guys love this stuff.
Women’s housecoat, ca 1890 Japan, Les Arts Décoratifs
The museum doesn’t say whether this was made in Japan for the Western market, or if it was actually worn there.
Koki noryo no zu by Yoshu Chikanobu, 1887 Japan
These bustles are so gorgeously draped
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