Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Motherly Love, n.d.

Motherly Love

Gustave Leonard de Jonghe

Repository unknown

Mrs. Eleanor Webster, ca. 1860

Mrs Eleanor Webster

by Richard Buckner

Date painted: c.1860

Oil on canvas, 65 x 53 cm

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Knitted Rigolette, or Winter Headdress. Godey's Lady's Book, Feb. 1860.

Knitted Rigolette, or Winter Headdress.  Godey's Lady's Book, Feb. 1860.  via Flickr user Clotho98

Ball gown, British, ca. 1865.

Ball dress, made of rose coloured silk moiré and silk satin, trimmed with fine silk gauze, pearls and glass pearls, England, around 1865.


Collection Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin. ©Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Photo: Stephan Klonk

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Coral grape earrings, mid-19th cent.

These mid-19th century coral earrings are shaped like grape bunches. They come from Badajoz, in Eastern Spain. In popular belief, coral was a perfect amulet against all sorts of evil influences; it was often used to make charms for babies. Apart from this traditional use, jewellery fashions also took a liking to coral in the 19th century, when curious materials such as volcanic lava were in vogue.

(Museo del Traje MT002377).

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Woman's embroidered slippers, ca. 1855

Woman's Embroidered Slippers

Embroidered by Miss Mary Nixon, American, and Miss Elizabeth Nixon.

Geography:  Made in United States, North and Central America

Date: c. 1855

Medium:  Wool and silk embroidery on silk petit point, pink silk ribbon, pink leather

Dimensions:  9 1/16 inches (23 cm)

Curatorial Department:  Costume and Textiles

Object Location:  Currently not on view

Accession Number:  1929-175-19a,b

Credit Line:  Gift of the children of Mrs. Charles Custis Harrison, 1929

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra)

Yes, the portrait is from 1878.  However, it is taken from images from the wedding, which took place March 10, 1863.  Alix's gown was made by the House of Worth.  She was 18 at the time of her marriage.

The Marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales (later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra)

William Powell Frith

Painting - oil on canvas

Height: 60 cm (23.62 in.), Width: 48 cm (18.9 in.)

The Royal London Hospital Museum

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