Some examples of the types of styles Cravats were tied into during the Regency era for gentlemen.
A dandy (left), opera-hat in hand, bends towards a lady to inspect her necklace through his glass. He has the short waist, high collar, and conspicuous watch-ribbon of the dandies, with long tight pantaloons to the ankle. She wears a short white ball-dress, and holds up a closed fan, a shawl over her left arm. … More Bon Ton.
The Small German duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha previously known as Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld was the maternal family of Queen Victoria and the paternal family of her husband and cousin Prince Albert but who were they and what did they do? Well to say they weren’t boring would be an understatement and here is why. Victoria and Albert are … More The Scintillating And Scandalous Saxe-Coburg-Gotha’s
Another by François-Joseph Kinson now this time the sitters are Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia and his second wife Princess Catharina of Wurttemberg, painted in 1813 the couple had been married six years but none of their three children were to be born yet their eldest Jerome would be born in 1814. The couple would remain … More The King And Queen Of Westphalia.
A beautiful portrait of a young mother with her two children by Belgian artist François-Joseph Kinson (1770-1839) painted in about 1813 Kinson worked at Napoleon’s court and eventually became the court painter to the Emperor’s brother Jerome the King of Westphalia.
Captain Gilbert Heathcote (1779-1831) was an officer in the British navy the younger son of a bayonet he was born into an upper class family he married Ann Lyell in Southampton in 1809 and at the same time had this portrait painted by the English painter William Owen who had also painted William Pitt the … More A Regency Navy Man.
The wonderful illustrations above are what is known as the five positions of Dancing taken from T. Wilson’s Analysis of Country Dancing instruction manual published in 1811.
Drawn by Albert Ludovici (1852-1932) it illustrates a Regency dance even if it was drawn after the time period itself.
This dress dated in around 1810 is an example of urgency style dress.
The dress a silk tulle is attributed to Empress Josephine, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. This silk tulle dress is exquisitely embroidered with motifs of carnations and other flowers in silver thread. It is most probably an example of ‘remontage’ (refitting): the bust does not match Josephine’s measurements exactly and has almost certainly been … More Empress Josephine Court Dress