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George Romney, ‘Midshipman George Cumberland’ c.1775-80

George Romney, ‘Midshipman George Cumberland’ c.1775-80

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.

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.

"Miss Ellen Charlotte Higgins" by Sir William Orpen. Royal Holloway, University of London.

"Miss Ellen Charlotte Higgins" by Sir William Orpen. Royal Holloway, University of London.

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