1860s. Possibly created by Jules Marre for Charles Frederick Worth. A colourful costume in a vaguely rococo style, elaborately trimmed with flowers and baskets of fruit. Although fancy dress costumes could be quite short, the extremely short petticoat of the dress and the brilliant colours suggest that this may originally have been designed as a costume for a ballet dancer rather than a fancy dress costume.
Desperately he tried to rush after her and follow her down, but he was not allowed. The gods would not consent to his entering the underworld a second time, while he was still alive. Forced to return to the earth alone, he was utterly desolate." "Orpheus and Eurydice," as told by Apollonius of Rhodes (3rd century BCE). Painted by George Frederick Watts, about 1865