Souvenirs of the Regency Era
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19th Century Fashion
#GeorgianJanuary may be over, but that doesn't mean I can't keep posting paintings as lovely as this one - an elegant, golden portrait of Lady Jersey (a name familiar to all readers of Georgette Heyer regencies), one of the arbiters of Regency society. "Sarah Sophia Child Villiers, Countess of Jersey" attributed to John Linnell the Elder, c1820, image via @bonhams1793. #portrait #countessofjersey #regency #1820s #almacks #ladyjersey #englishart #englishartist #turban #fashionhistory #costumeh...
For Day 30 of the @dames_a_la_mode #georgianjanuary with the theme of #repost I've never seen a conveyance quite like this, but it certainly looks like a fun ride. Love the elegantly dressed people strolling in the background, too - even if the women's plumed hats are all much larger than their heads....#Repost @small.lisa with @repostapp ・・・ Driving in carriages with boys. _____________________________________________Louis-Auguste Brun, called Brun de Versoix, "View from a Hilltop," d...
Here's another in the series of watercolors by the unnamed Daughters of Bishop Parr, and yes, there's another woman industriously writing away with a long pen in hand, her narrow desk or table almost entirely filled by the oversized inkstand, while her sister or friend reads, ankles neatly crossed. In the next room, two gentlemen play chess while another watches. Again, so much splendid early 19thc decor here, from the many paintings on the walls (I particularly like the portrait of the mildl...
So I really was going to post only once a day, but then I saw this little watercolor...consider it a bonus! The names of the amateur artists who painted this watercolor are now lost, but what amazing detail (and peculiar perspective) they recorded: the paintings on the wall, the inkstand with the candle in the center, the carpet and the drapery at the window, the many-folded letter on the table, even the little cat happily sitting before the grate. The two women may well be the artists themse...
For #BlueMonday: Sometimes all you need to make a #fashionstatement is the smallest of laced-up blue velvet over-bodices...."Portrait of the Comtesse de Bonneval" by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, 1800, private collection. #portrait #frenchart #frenchartist #portraitofalady #annelouisgirodetderoussytrioson #languid #seductive #1800 #fashionhistory #costumehistory #bluevelvet #arthistory #historyofart #heartart
1 pair silk long pants w/ wide fall front, bone buttons, high waistband w/ watch pocket, metal weights inside pant hem; 1 pair c. 1810 linen "small clothes", 2 inked label patches "C.F. Cruft" & "No. 88"; (light stains on both) very good; t/w 1 linen remnant inked "Mr. Cruft's small clothes, 1810" Augusta Auctions.
Pitzhanger Manor by J.M. Gandy 1800 (@SoaneMuseum). Proposed design for villa by John Soane. JS lived there 1800-10.