This is a board devoted to the look and feel of 1855. This is for a novel in progress, as yet top secret, but set in Provincial England.
John Everett Millais
Would You Apply To Be Chocolate Maker To The Queen Or Keeper Of The Lions?
Diamond Jubilee: Royal Household Staff Lists Published Online
Widow, 1865, Konstantin Makovsky. Location unknown.
Vintage Vogue magazine covers - mylusciouslife.com - Vintage Vogue UK September 1948.jpg
Charles Baugniet (1814-1886) La Visite De La Nourrice
William Powell Frith was a Victorian narrative painter, a specialist in creating the storytelling images the Victorians loved. Like most of us today I'm not moved by the often maudlin or sentimental stories, but the paintings of Frith and others like him help me as a writer visualize the way women wore clothing of the period--the way they sat, bent, walked, turned, giving me a more rounded vision than I could get from (often equally unrealistic) fashion plates alone.
The Proposal William Powell Frith, R.A. 1856
Gustave De Jonghe (1829 - 1893)
Joan of Arc, "One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying." - Joan of Arc ~ Her story is hard one for many of us to read because of the great injustice done against her. I look forward to meeting her in heaven, a woman of courage and humility... not afraid to die for what she believed.
John Everett Millais P.R.A. Joan of Arc. He was one of four members of The Artists Rifles to be elected President of the Royal Academy.