#18th century
ltwilliammowett · 17 hours ago
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More of the beautiful watercolour paintings made by D. Tandy, 1798
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
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the-evil-clergyman · a day ago
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The Birth of the Sun and the Triumph of Bacchus by Corrado Giaquinto (1761)
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lesbianarthistory · a day ago
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Jean-Honoré Fragonard – Les Deux Amies (18th c.)
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history-of-fashion · 2 days ago
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ab. 1760 Tibout Regters - Portrait of the Van den Broeck family 
(Rijksmuseum Twenthe)
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bantarleton · 2 days ago
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An amazingly preserved piece from the National Army Museum - the uniform of Lieutenant-General Richard St George, 20th Regiment of Foot, 1737-1740. Fully-preserved uniforms from their period are really rare, so extremely valuable.
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my18thcenturysource · 2 days ago
What is a Robe à la Piémontaise?
Let’s say that if you put in the mixer a robe à la française and a robe a l’anglaise, you get a robe à la piémontaise. It’s like the labradoodle of the 18th century dresses.
Now, where does the name come from? Apparently, according to a 1778 plate that describes this dress (more on that later), this style is first "taken from the theatre of Lyon during the journey of Her Royal Highness Madame Clotilde of France, Princess of Piedmont" in 1775.
This particular dress style was fashionable during the 1770s an 1780s, so most extant ones are simply dated as "late 18th century", which is not wrong (let's also think about those that get into a trend later, and also about dresses having alterations through time).
So, how would we describe a robe à la pièmontaise? Imagine a robe à la française with those spectacular pleats floating on the back, but then separate the pleats from the torso and make it perfectly smooth, then add the pleats only on the neckline. Did that make any kind of sense? Maybe? Anyway, that would look something like this:
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It's really the side view that gives the piémontaise away.
Here a description from a 1778 fashion plate: "Robe à la Piémontaise: these gowns have pleats in the back, like the robes à la Française, but these pleats are applied after cutting, like the skirts of a gown, and form a type of cape, which attaches in the back at the top of the collar; this mantua is left to hang.  Sometimes the Ladies cover the body or pull it up under the arms with much grace." Galerie des Modes, 13e Cahier, 6e Figure, 1778.
You can take a look at the plate HERE at Cassidy Percoco's blog (that is definitely worth a follow!)
Anyway, another post is coming with way more images about this dress, and some recreations by some costumers that are jaw dropping.
Images from top:
- A rare silk strips brocade robe à la Piémontaise, 1770s, Kerry Taylor Auctions.
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heaveninawildflower · 5 hours ago
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Sprig of Apple Blossom with various insects (probably 18th century) by an anonymous artist (close to the work of Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706-1783) and her younger sister Margareta Barbara (1726-1795)).
© The Trustees of the British Museum.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license.
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Pan playing flute with two goats in a landscape, 18th century
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antiquevanity · a day ago
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Embroidered stomachers (18th century) | American/European | The Met
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ltwilliammowett · 3 hours ago
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Friendship of Salem a replica of an East Indianman of 1797
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jeannepompadour · a day ago
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Portrait of a woman holding a dog by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842), c. 1770s-1790s
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history-of-fashion · 19 hours ago
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1759 Marcello Bacciarelli - Portrait of David Murray
(Scone Palace)
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audreydoeskaren · 2 days ago
I'm sorry for dm-ing, I wanted to ask this question but the post doesn't allow pics in the reply function.
This is about the Marvelous Women post.
What would you say about this particular styling? (They used this type of styling for flashback scenes)
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No worries! I didn't make it that far in the drama to see the flashback scenes, but this actually looks like the costumer tried to indicate that it was a different time! I'm not sure exactly when the flashbacks scene take place, though this does look significantly more 18th century than the non flashback ones. While it has a vaguely 18th century gist, I still don't think these looks are particularly accurate either. The hair is done in a strange way, with the knot sitting to the side instead of standing up straight. The bottom part is, I guess, a 燕尾 or swallow tail impression? Swallow tails were not popular in the Qianlong era, but rather in the 17th century and the 18th century decades preceding it. In those decades the top part of the hair would be styled very differently. The loose middle part at the front is not at all historical. Overall this looks more like a styling they lifted out of Song of Youth rather than something taken from period artworks.
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1710s or 20s artwork showing similar clothing and hairstyle.
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Similar styling in Song of Youth, which looks much more Qianlong era (the loose middle part seems to be a recurring choice here).
I wanted to commend the costumer for recognizing that they need to show a difference in time, but then I realized I didn't need to make my bar this low; the bulk of the show is literally 100 years away from what it is supposed to look like😅
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papillon-de-mai · 17 hours ago
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Thomas Hudson — Portrait of a Lady in Pink. detail. 1701-1779
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vincentbriggs · 3 months ago
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Still very behind on blogging, but I finished a post on the Werther's Wrapper waistcoat. (For anyone who missed it, yes they're real wrappers fused to the fabric. Please never do that, it's a terrible idea.) While I was filming it I forgot to take many photos, and the blog post doesn't have as much information as the video I made about it.
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iridessence · a month ago
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My new best friends. IG | Scottish Highland cows
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disease · 9 days ago
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[1] Chased with two rows of heart motifs on snakeskin ground above fluted lower section, gilt interior. [2] Chased with six rows of heart motifs on snakeskin ground, gilt interior tumbler. — 3″ diameter // 5 oz.
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ltwilliammowett · 2 hours ago
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A gold ring, with a watercolour on sepia of Hope looking behind a ship. She symbolise the desire that the Sailor will come home safely.
Possibly given as a love token to the beloved ashore, which later became a mourning ring, c. 1790
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vinceaddams · a month ago
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Teapot with fossil design, c. 1760-65, The Met.
A similar fossil patterned teapot, also c. 1760's, Milwaukee Art Museum.
Another 1760's teapot that is very very similar to the first one, also at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
I added the first teapot to a longer thread, but the fossil teapots are so delightful they deserve their own post.
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