| ||1870 Emma Albani |
| ||1870 La Promenade by Renoir |
| ||1870 Portrait of Edma (The Artist's Sister) by Morisot |
| ||1870 Madame Feydeau by Carolus-Duran |
| ||1870 Marchioness of Huntly by Millais |
| ||1870 Portrait of a Young Woman by Alfred Stevens |
| ||1870 Worth evening gown |
This is at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). Before giving the link to this image, the MFA textile arts collection is found at: http://www.mfa.org/collections/index.asp?key=31 .
This image is at: http://www.mfa.org/collections/search_art.asp?recview=true&id=401493&coll_keywords=day%20bodice&coll_package=0&coll_start=1 .
| ||1870 ca. Cecile of Baden, Grand Duchess Michael of Russia |
The circa may mean 1869 because the skirt is conical with the fulness in back instead of in a bustle.
| ||1870 Queen Margherita |
Sorry for the poor image quality.
| ||1870ca. Princess Louise Margarethe of Prussia's wedding gown |
| ||1872 Charlotte Wood |
| ||1871 Baroness von Derwies by Alexandre Cabanel |
Her bodice is partially concealed by a lovely gauzy and lacy jacket.
| ||1871 Bridesmaids |
| ||1873 Princess Dagmar of Denmark |
| ||1871 Princess Louise by Georg Koberwe |
The Princess Louise married the Duke of Argyll in 1871. The marriage was unsuccessful.
| ||1870ca. Princess Louise face by Downey |
| ||1870ca. Princess Louise painting |
| ||1871-1872 Autumn on the Thames by James Tissot |
He captures fall light and color in the background that sets of the beautiful woman in the foreground -his trademark.
| ||1871 Princess Thyra of Denmark |
Her sister Dagmar became Tsarina while her sister Alexandra became Queen of England. She married Ernest Augustus of Hanover in 1878 when Hanover was part of Germany.
| ||1872 Adelina Patti |
I have read that Adelina Patti was the most famous opera star prior to Enrico Caruso.
| ||1872 Princess Alexandra with a parrot |
| ||1872 Portraits of Elizabeth, Diana, and Mary, Daughters of Walter Armstrong, Esq. |
| ||1872 Unidentified Lady |
| ||1872 Interior by Morisot |
| ||1872 Maria Victoria |
The bustle was stowed to the side when a lady sat.
| ||1873 Charlotte Wood |
| ||1873 Comtesse Keller by Cabanel |
| ||1873 Conversation on a Terrace |
It looks like twilight.
| ||1873 Countess Elizabeth Vorontsova-Dashkova by Alexandre Cabanel |
She looks magnificently casual.
| ||1873 The Captain and the Mate by Tissot |
Tissot captured the styles of the day magnificently - better than a camera.
| ||1873 The Captain's Daughter by Tissot |
Who cares about what the two guys are talking about!
| ||1873 Too Early by Tissot |
This is a famous social commentary and fashion record. Ball gowns are the most revealing dresses of all.
| ||1873 On the Balcony by Morisot |
The bustle is shrinking. This is presumably a summer scene because she wears a dress with gauzy sleeves and partlet.
| ||1873 Portrait of a Lady of Seville by Cassatt |
| ||1873 Reading by Morisot |
The slimmer line of the mid-1870s is evident here.
| ||1873 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna |
| ||1873 Lady with a Red Plumed Hat by Markat |
| ||1873 Looking Out to Sea |
| ||1873 Mrs. Bischoffsheim by Millais |
This is not a ball gown because there are serious concessions to modesty, but the gown is still imposing.
| ||1873 Woman with a Fan (Nina Callias) by Manet |
| ||1874 Adele, Countess Waldstein Wartenberg by Makart |
| ||1874 Elegant Lady Reading Under a Tree by Raupp |
| ||1874 Eveleen Tennant by Millais |
| ||1874 A Box at the Italian Theatre by Eva Gonzales |
| ||1874 La Loge (The Theater Box) by Renoir |
1874 was a good year for loge pictures! She may be wearing a jacket or vest.
| ||1874 Josephine of Leuchtenberg |
| ||1874 Lady in Blue by Corot |
Look Ma! No sleeves! The bustle is very reduced.
| ||1874 Madame Pasca by Bonant |
Her sleeve hides whatever vestige of a bustle may be behind her. This is a one-piece Princess-style dress.
| ||1874 Mlle Schneider |
She is dressed like a zouave.
| ||1874 Jennie Jerome |
She was a "professional beauty" or "PB." This American-born beauty is the mother of Winston Churchill, who created a durable Anglo-American partnership in 1940 that lasts to this day
| ||1874 Still on Top by Tissot |
Just what Tissot's emotions were painting this three years after the Franco-Prussian War can only be guessed at. The beautiful woman is in the background here.
| ||1874 on the Thames |
The frontal profile has slimmed down from when the bustle was first derived from the crinoline and crinolette.
| ||1874 The Ball on Shipboard by Tissot |
Those dresses at center right look familiar.
| ||1874 Portrait of Clothilde Beer by Makart |
| ||1874 Reading the News by Tissot |
| ||1875-1878 Rivals by Tissot |
| ||1874 Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna |
I devote a number of images to this German-born Grand Duchess of Russia at Webshots, starting at: http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2290876880094285158TavwbL .
| ||1874 Parisian by Renoir |
He had a blue period! This is a good picture of 1874 silhouette.
| ||1874 Study woman white by Marie Bracquemond |
This striking study shows a very well-dressed sitter outdoors,
| ||1875 Adelina Patti |
She is wonderfully turned out.
| ||1875 Hanna Klinkosch by Makart |
Renaissance or Reubens revival for sure.
| ||1875 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna |
| ||1875 Crown Princess and Princess Royal Victoria |
| ||1875 Parasol by Monet |
There's just a vestige of bustle that hung on through the early part of the next decade when the bustle came back.
| ||1875 Princess Isabel closeup |
| ||1875 Princess Isabel |
| ||1875 Hush by Tissot |
| ||1875 At the Ball by Morisot |
| ||1875 Lady at the Piano by Renoir |
It was possible to sit with a bustle.
| ||1875/1880 Woman at Her Toilette by Morisot |
Women had an ordeal making themselves presentable. This is probably one reason why we are not in another gilded age of gaudy show right now (its easier to hop in a Lexus than go through this).
| ||1875-1876 Figure of a Woman (Before the Theater) by Morisot |
| ||1876 Nadezhda Polovtseva by Carolus-Duran |
| ||1876 Portrait Very N. Tretiakova |
| ||1876 Twins (Grace and Kate Hoare) by Millais |
| ||1876 Miss Lloyd by Tissot |
| ||1876 Cassatt Mary Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa Reading |
This is a good picture of indoor, relaxed dress. She may not have a corset because her upper body appears to be bent in a manner that is inconsistent with a corset. She is still well-dressed with lace ruffs on her sleeves and, oh yes, a bustle.
| ||1876 La Balancoire by Renoir |
This shows how trim styles had become.
| ||1876 La Moulin de la Galette by Renoir |
This shows styles to good effect.
| ||1876 The Cheval Glass by Morisot |
She's setting up for the day.
| ||1876 Woman In Black by Renoir |
| ||1877 After the Ball by Julius leBlanc Stewart |
The word "petticoat" here means an undergarment not intended to be seen regularly. She looks ready to crash.
| ||1877 Lady on a Pink Divan by Julius leBlanc Stewart |
She crashed - but her shoes are changed and she wears red hosiery. She's wearing a wrap.
| ||1877 Mme Raul-Alfred Philippe by de Launay |
This looks like a dinner dress.
| ||1877 Vera Zubova by Makovsky |
| ||1877 Fanny Watts by Sargent |
| ||1877 October by Tissot |
| ||1877 The Gallery of HMS Calcutta by Tissot |
| ||1877ca. The Milliner by Eva Gonzales |
One of the people who kept a lady looking like a lady.
| ||1877 Charlotte of Prussia |
Daughter of Princess Royal Victoria and Crown Prince Friedrich.
| ||1877-1878 Nounou avec enfant by Gonzales |
| ||1878 Queen Mercedes detail |
| ||1878 Queen Mercedes |
| ||1878 The Singer Elizaveta Lavrovskaya on Stage by Kramskoy |
| ||1878 The Evening Party by Beraud |
| ||1878 Princess Thyra of Denmark print |
| ||1878 Young Woman at Piano by Julius leBlanc Stewart |
| ||1878ca. Princess Thyra of Denmark |
| ||1878 Queen Margherita of Italy |
| ||1878 Mme. Charpentier and Her Children by Renoir |
Madame is very well dressed as are her girls. Mme. wears a lace dinner-type dress with jacket and shows off some petticoat.
| ||1878 Portrait of an Italian Lady by Cassatt |
| ||1878 Portrait of the Actress Jeanne Samary by Renoir |
The Impressionist men were more likely to pay attention to dress as an extension of a woman's feminiity. The women Impressionists often chronicled dress as part of women's lives.
| ||1878ca. Portrait of the Artist by Cassatt |
She appears to be wearing white gloves.
| ||1878 ca. Victoria Hesse |
Sister of ill-fated Tsaritsa Alexandra and Grand Duchess Ella,
| ||1878 ca. Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia |
| ||1879 Dora Fournier Gabillon by Markat |
This is an interesting dress and may be a tea gown.
| ||1879 Louise Jopling by Millais |
The cuirass bodice is hidden under the outer layer of her dinner-style gown.
| ||1879 Mlle. Elizabeth Gardner by William-Adolphe Bouguereau |
Her top opens out from beneath her collar. This is a real "flat top" coiffure.
| ||1879 Mlle.Valtesse de la Bigne by Henri Gervex |
| ||1879 Mme. Edouard Pailleron by Sargent |
Please open and expand for best results.
| ||1879 MmeGeorges Petit by Carolus-Duran |
| ||1879 Princess Margaret of Prussia in evening dress |
By marrying Queen Victoria's son Prince Aurthur, she became Duchess of Connaught.
| ||1879 Princess Margaret of Prussia in outdoor dress |
| ||1879 Sarah Bernhardt by Jules Bastien-Lepage |
The knotted scarf shows up repeatedly in these images.
| ||1879 Queen Victoria and Princess Royal Victoria |
| ||1879 A Summer's Day by Morisot |
They're wearing slim line dresses, but sitting erect.
| ||1879 Maria Cristina |
| ||1879 Isabelle Lemonnier with a Muff by Manet |
The back is slightly full, but nothing like 1871 or 1872.
| ||1879-1880 IsabelleLemonnier by Manet |
| ||1879 Behind the Blinds by Morisot |
| ||1879 ca. Young Woman Seated on a Sofa by Morisot |
She looks like she's dressed for a summer's evening out with a hat for the remainder of the long day.
| ||1879 La Toilette by Gonzales |
| ||1879 Portrait of a Woman in White by Eva Gonzales |
She's set to do some hunting. She wears a hat for day, but the dress is more of a dinner dress.
| ||1879 Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge by Cassatt |
| ||1879 ca. Maria Feodorovna in Sankt Petersburg |
Our guide in Sankt Petersburg said the name is the Germanic "Sankt," not "Saint," Petersburg. Anyway, that's where the picture comes from.
| ||1879 Empress Elisabeth of Austria ( |
She was famous for her long hair and she spent considerable time maintaining it.
| ||1879 Empress Elisabeth closeup |