Ellen Terry. 1864-1865 by G F Watts @ Little Holland House. Married to Watts albeit very briefly. Ellen Terry went on to become a famous theatre actress and remained friends with Laura & Rachel Gurney & others connected to the Little Holland House Circle.
1880 Portrait Agathonike Ionides Aesthetic dress was popular in the 1880s and 1890s, particularly within artistic and literary circles. Those who supported it repudiated tight corsetry and cumbersome petticoats in favour of less restrictive clothing. They did, however, favour luxurious trimmings such as lace, as shown here.