Monday, August 15, 2011

Even More Sources

This time, from the Lewis Walpole Library of prints.  They are mostly satires - which are problematic to use as sources, of course, but they do tell you what people thought were the newest and most ridiculous parts of fashion, and the bits that aren't being satired in a specific drawing are usually pretty accurate.  Some images are just linked.



Pendant miniatures:

A Sweating Hostess, 1797

An Amazonian Dress, 1797

The Art of Fainting in Company, 1797


Dresses:

A Bit of Flattery, 1806
A Matrimonial Puzzle, 1797
A North Britain's Contrivance, 1797

A Promenade to a Rout, 1796
A Tete-a-Tete, 1799
Admiration and Scorn, 1797
An Affecting Interview, 1804
An Offering to Plenty, 1797
Astonishment and Scorn, 1797
Bashful Lovers, 1798
Beauty and Fashion, 1797
Boreas Effecting what Health and Modesty Could Not, 1800
The Prodigal Son Revelling with Harlots, 1799
Transparent Pieces, 1799

Spencers and other Outerwear:

A Dashee!, 1797
The Inconvience of Wigs, 1798
Pupils of Nature, 1798

Looking Through the Quizzing Glass, 1797


Hats:

A Corner, near the Bank, 1797
Beauty and Fashion, 1797
Betty Canning, 1791
Les Merveilleuses, 1797

Underwear:
The Virgin Shape Warehouse, 1799

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