Posts tagged 1700s
Posts tagged 1700s
The Fortune Teller, after Matthew William Peters, 1786. Via Donald Heald.
Wow. This is one of the best 18th Century images I have ever seen. There is so much incredible detail!
On the fortune teller: No cap, hair covered by only a cloth. An elaborately trimmed but well-worn black silk-covered hat. Her cloak hood falling open so we can see the inside, especially the neckline, and that it is trimmed ‘round the face. The hem of her cloak is left raw and is unravelling and there might be a tear.
The fortune tellee (not a word…): A magnificent hat with some pretty glorious feathers- love that they are grey! The curls around her face actually look a bit like bangs which are very rare. A profusion of lace and ribbon around her neckline. A long sleeved gown or jacket (stripes!) ending in a simple white flounce.
I’m officially in love!
Portrait of a Woman, After John Baptiste Greuze, 1761. British Museum.
Engraving is from 1796.
Description from that site:
Engraving of Pringle at the age of about 36 sitting in front of her hotel/tavern/house of prostitution in Bridgetown, capital of Barbados; man on left has elephantiasis. Rachel Pringle was born a slave around 1753, the daughter of an African woman and her master, a Scottish schoolmaster. In the 1770s, she became the first free woman of color to own a hotel-tavern (and house of prostitution) in Barbados; when she died in 1792, at the age of 38, she was a relatively wealthy woman. See Jerome S. Handler, Joseph Rachell and Rachael Pringle-Polgreen: Petty Entrepreneurs, in D.G. Sweet and G. B. Nash, eds., Struggle and Survival in Colonial America (Univ. of California Press, 1981), pp. 376-391. Slide of engraving, courtesy of the late Neville Connell, Director of the Barbados Museum.)
I saw this image of Pringle multiple times in the few weeks I was in Barbados. I love it.
What a fascinating image!
Francisco de Goya
Self-Portrait in a Cocked Hat (c. 1790)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The White Hat by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, 1780
I can’t imaging that Mr. Greuze would expect people to be panting over her hat (not with that nipple peeking out…) but I sure am! That gauze! Those Pleats! Swoon!
Philibert-Louis Debucourt, Soiree Intime, 1785. Via Los Angeles County Museum of Arts.
Some day I’ll figure out what the heck is going on with these crazy caps, and if one can be packed into a suitcase an taken on an airplane….
Magasin des Modes, November 1786.
Coordinating ribbon! Love it!
It can ABSOLUTELY be packed in a suitcase! All you need when you take it out is a good iron with a steam function!
Plate from the Diderot Enciclopedie.
18th century Indian helmet via The Victoria & Albert Museum
Portrait of a Lady by Jean-Laurent Mosnier, ca 1790
Oh. My. Hat.
Woman in a redingote in The Squire’s Door by Benjamin Duterreau after George Morland, 1790
Ah redingotes. How beautiful you are.
I adore these tall 1790s hats!
Gallerie des Modes, 1778.
A variety of magnificent headdresses, caps, and hats! And in such glorious colors!
Miss Lucy and Miss Frances Carpenter by Pierre-Joseph Lion, 1769-1772
An unusual silk-lined straw hat
A Highland Laddie, 1770 (Detail of hat)
Straw bonnet circa 1770? VERY unusual and awesome!