Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
Find me at:
Click "browse" to find whatever it is you're looking for.
A Treat for her Pet by Guillaume Dubufe, 1871 France, private collection
I really want a bird but I’ll never have one because I’ll always have a cat. :(
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter fancy dress, 1906, Masquerades, Tableaux and Drills (Butterick)
Spring: Gown of daffodil silk embroidered in white. Full front of white China silk. Elbow sleeves decorated with roses; wears a wreath of same flowers. Large butterfly on corsage.
Summer: Frock of flowered organdy, trimmed with borders of small sprays of natural flowers. Large straw hat tied under the chin. Carries a basket of flowers.
Autumn: Skirt of white serge, border of grapes and leaves. Skirt-yoke and bodice of leaves; sleeves and drapery of white chiffon. White hat. Carries sickle on a chain and wheat in the hand.
Winter: Gown of figured white mohair trimmed with bands and balls of swan’s down. White tucked-silk tucker and cord frogs. Carries a fur muff. Skates may also be carried.
I wouldn’t recommend the sickle and ice skates.
Walking suit, ca 1914
(Left) Afternoon dress, ca 1917
(Right) Dress, ca 1918
Click to go to the absentee bidding page. This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 2:00 PM GMT (9:00 AM EST). You will need to register to bid ahead of time.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire with Her Infant Daughter Lady Georgiana Cavendish by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1783 England, the Devonshire Collection
October fashions, 1873 England, The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine
I love everything about this plate. The outfit on the right appears to have a lot of idyllic late 18th century influence.
Feb 28, 1914 Puck cover with an illustration by Nelson Greene, 1914 US
Some people in 1914 seemed to have been under the impression that the most fashionable women would dye or would soon be dying their hair outrageous colors to match the outrageous colors of their evening gowns. I’m not sure where this idea came from, but I’ve seen it referenced in a number of cartoons from that year.
Also, I’d love to have a framed print of this.