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Shawls and Wraps in 19th Century Art, Literature, and Fashion History

From the Regency era to the end of the 1860s, there was no fashion accessory as versatile and ubiquitous as the shawl....

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Art and Inspiration: The Paintings of Auguste Toulmouche

Nineteenth century Parisian painter Auguste Toulmouche is best known for his depictions of richly clad women set against the backdrop of luxurious interiors....

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Elizabeth Bennet, La Belle Assemblée, and Early 19th Century Fashion

If Elizabeth Bennet had indulged in a bit of frivolous fashion magazine perusal, what advice might she have read there and what images might she have seen?...

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The Plight of the Pet Monkey in 19th century Literature and History

“Properly trained and looked after, there is no pet which can be so interesting or amusing as a monkey.”  Hardwicke’s…

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Art and Inspiration: The Paintings of Gustave Léonard de Jonghe

In 1855, de Jonghe relocated to Paris where he became a popular painter, his work well-received by both the public and the art critics. ...

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Venetia and the Byronic Hero

A Garden Stroll by George Goodwin Kilburne, 1924. (*Author’s Note: The following article was originally published…

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