29 8 / 2014

Portrait of a Woman and Child in an Interior by Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1734-1808)

Portrait of a Woman and Child in an Interior by Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1734-1808)

29 8 / 2014

Lady Conyngham and child by Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1734-1808)

Lady Conyngham and child by Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1734-1808)

24 6 / 2014

thestraggletag:

thestraggletag:

submariet:

VAN EYCK

I lost it at the end.

Okay, I had to check out the Van Eyck thing. I was a bit in denial because, come on, every single person can’t look like President Putin!

There are no words to describe how wrong I was.

(Source: cheekygeekymonkey, via ladyhistory)

22 6 / 2014

fuckyeahhistoricaldudes:

Thomas Gainsborough: John Hayes St Leger

fuckyeahhistoricaldudes:

Thomas Gainsborough: John Hayes St Leger

(Source: royalcollection.org.uk)

22 6 / 2014

fuckyeahhistoricaldudes:

Sir Joshua Reynolds: Francis Russell, the Marquess of Tavistock (d.1767)

fuckyeahhistoricaldudes:

Sir Joshua Reynolds: Francis Russell, the Marquess of Tavistock (d.1767)

22 6 / 2014

tastefullyoffensive:

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happy meals. -marantos

tastefullyoffensive:

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happy meals. -marantos

26 5 / 2014

vivelareine:

A poster for Royale Legende, a play about Marie Antoinette and the Chevalier d’Eon
[source: Royale Legende]

vivelareine:

A poster for Royale Legende, a play about Marie Antoinette and the Chevalier d’Eon

[source: Royale Legende]

06 5 / 2014

After fleeing the French Revolution, Thea d’Argente, my heroine in SHADOW FIRE LADY goes from French aristocrat to London laundress.  What would her work have been like?  Read about one version of laundry duty here:

eighteenthcenturyfiction:

Laundromat in Italy, 1805-style. Most of these women are wearing some sort of clog or sandal, perhaps to avoid slipping in this wet, stone room, or to keep their regular footwear from getting soaked on laundry day. So many costume details can be discovered in one simple engraving: anyone know the history of laundry footwear and can let me know more about this?
Update: found some “history of laundry” info that I thought you might enjoy
http://www.oldandinteresting.com/history-of-laundry.aspx
This engraving is from James Godby, Italian Scenery: representing the manners, customs, and amusements of the different states of Itlay containing thirty-two coloured engravings (London: Edward Ormer, 1806).
Read Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal online via institutional subscription at Project MUSE: latest issue is Spring 2014.

After fleeing the French Revolution, Thea d’Argente, my heroine in SHADOW FIRE LADY goes from French aristocrat to London laundress. What would her work have been like? Read about one version of laundry duty here:

eighteenthcenturyfiction:

Laundromat in Italy, 1805-style. Most of these women are wearing some sort of clog or sandal, perhaps to avoid slipping in this wet, stone room, or to keep their regular footwear from getting soaked on laundry day. So many costume details can be discovered in one simple engraving: anyone know the history of laundry footwear and can let me know more about this?

Update: found some “history of laundry” info that I thought you might enjoy

http://www.oldandinteresting.com/history-of-laundry.aspx

This engraving is from James Godby, Italian Scenery: representing the manners, customs, and amusements of the different states of Itlay containing thirty-two coloured engravings (London: Edward Ormer, 1806).

Read Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal online via institutional subscription at Project MUSE: latest issue is Spring 2014.

05 5 / 2014

The zoopraxiscope* - a couple waltzing (1893) by Eadweard Muybridge, 1830-1904
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phenakistoscope_3g07690d.gif

The zoopraxiscope* - a couple waltzing (1893) by Eadweard Muybridge, 1830-1904

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phenakistoscope_3g07690d.gif

05 5 / 2014

fripperiesandfobs:

Robe à la française retroussée ca. 1775
From LACMA

fripperiesandfobs:

Robe à la française retroussée ca. 1775

From LACMA

(via 18thcenturylove)