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Portraits of Victorian Ladies of the 1870s

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1870 Countess of March 1870 Countess of March
 

1870 Emma Albani
1870 Emma Albani
 
1870 La Promenade by Renoir 1870 La Promenade by Renoir
 
1870 Portrait of Edma (The Artist's Sister) by Morisot 1870 Portrait of Edma (The Artist's Sister) by Morisot
 
1870 Madame Feydeau by Carolus-Duran 1870 Madame Feydeau by Carolus-Duran
 
1870 Marchioness of Huntly by Millais 1870 Marchioness of Huntly by Millais
 
1870 Portrait of a Young Woman by Alfred Stevens 1870 Portrait of a Young Woman by Alfred Stevens
 
1870 Worth evening gown 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 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 1870 Queen Margherita

Sorry for the poor image quality.
1870ca. Princess Louise Margarethe of Prussia's wedding gown 1870ca. Princess Louise Margarethe of Prussia's wedding gown
 
1872 Charlotte Wood 1872 Charlotte Wood
 
1871 Baroness von Derwies by Alexandre Cabanel 1871 Baroness von Derwies by Alexandre Cabanel

Her bodice is partially concealed by a lovely gauzy and lacy jacket.
1871 Bridesmaids 1871 Bridesmaids
 
1873 Princess Dagmar of Denmark 1873 Princess Dagmar of Denmark
 
1871 Princess Louise by Georg Koberwe 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 face by Downey
 
1870ca. Princess Louise painting 1870ca. Princess Louise painting
 
1871-1872 Autumn on the Thames by James Tissot 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 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 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 Princess Alexandra with a parrot
 
1872 Portraits of Elizabeth, Diana, and Mary, Daughters of Walter Armstrong, Esq. 1872 Portraits of Elizabeth, Diana, and Mary, Daughters of Walter Armstrong, Esq.
 
1872 Unidentified Lady 1872 Unidentified Lady
 
1872 Interior by Morisot 1872 Interior by Morisot
 
1872 Maria Victoria 1872 Maria Victoria

The bustle was stowed to the side when a lady sat.
1873 Charlotte Wood 1873 Charlotte Wood
 
1873 Comtesse Keller by Cabanel 1873 Comtesse Keller by Cabanel
 
1873 Conversation on a Terrace 1873 Conversation on a Terrace

It looks like twilight.
1873 Countess Elizabeth Vorontsova-Dashkova by Alexandre Cabanel 1873 Countess Elizabeth Vorontsova-Dashkova by Alexandre Cabanel

She looks magnificently casual.
1873 The Captain and the Mate by Tissot 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 1873 The Captain's Daughter by Tissot

Who cares about what the two guys are talking about!
1873 Too Early by Tissot 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 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 Portrait of a Lady of Seville by Cassatt
 
1873 Reading by Morisot 1873 Reading by Morisot

The slimmer line of the mid-1870s is evident here.
1873 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna 1873 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna
 
1873 Lady with a Red Plumed Hat by Markat 1873 Lady with a Red Plumed Hat by Markat
 
1873 Looking Out to Sea 1873 Looking Out to Sea
 
1873 Mrs. Bischoffsheim by Millais 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 1873 Woman with a Fan (Nina Callias) by Manet
 
1874 Adele, Countess Waldstein Wartenberg by Makart 1874 Adele, Countess Waldstein Wartenberg by Makart
 
1874 Elegant Lady Reading Under a Tree by Raupp 1874 Elegant Lady Reading Under a Tree by Raupp
 
1874 Eveleen Tennant by Millais 1874 Eveleen Tennant by Millais
 
1874 A Box at the Italian Theatre by Eva Gonzales 1874 A Box at the Italian Theatre by Eva Gonzales
 
1874 La Loge (The Theater Box) by Renoir 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 Josephine of Leuchtenberg
 
1874 Lady in Blue by Corot 1874 Lady in Blue by Corot

Look Ma! No sleeves! The bustle is very reduced.
1874 Madame Pasca by Bonant 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 1874 Mlle Schneider

She is dressed like a zouave.
1874 Jennie Jerome 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 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 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 1874 The Ball on Shipboard by Tissot

Those dresses at center right look familiar.
1874 Portrait of Clothilde Beer by Makart 1874 Portrait of Clothilde Beer by Makart
 
1874 Reading the News by Tissot 1874 Reading the News by Tissot
 
1875-1878 Rivals by Tissot 1875-1878 Rivals by Tissot
 
1874 Grand Duchess Alexandra Iosifovna 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 1874 Parisian by Renoir

He had a blue period! This is a good picture of 1874 silhouette.
1874 Study woman white by Marie Bracquemond 1874 Study woman white by Marie Bracquemond

This striking study shows a very well-dressed sitter outdoors,
1875 Adelina Patti 1875 Adelina Patti

She is wonderfully turned out.
1875 Hanna Klinkosch by Makart 1875 Hanna Klinkosch by Makart

Renaissance or Reubens revival for sure.
1875 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna 1875 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna
 
1875 Crown Princess and Princess Royal Victoria 1875 Crown Princess and Princess Royal Victoria
 
1875 Parasol by Monet 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 closeup
 
1875 Princess Isabel 1875 Princess Isabel
 
1875 Hush by Tissot 1875 Hush by Tissot
 
1875 At the Ball by Morisot 1875 At the Ball by Morisot
 
1875 Lady at the Piano by Renoir 1875 Lady at the Piano by Renoir

It was possible to sit with a bustle.
1875/1880 Woman at Her Toilette by Morisot 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 1875-1876 Figure of a Woman (Before the Theater) by Morisot
 
1876 Nadezhda Polovtseva by Carolus-Duran 1876 Nadezhda Polovtseva by Carolus-Duran
 
1876 Portrait Very N. Tretiakova 1876 Portrait Very N. Tretiakova
 
1876 Twins (Grace and Kate Hoare) by Millais 1876 Twins (Grace and Kate Hoare) by Millais
 
1876 Miss Lloyd by Tissot 1876 Miss Lloyd by Tissot
 
1876 Cassatt Mary Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa Reading 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 1876 La Balancoire by Renoir

This shows how trim styles had become.
1876 La Moulin de la Galette by Renoir 1876 La Moulin de la Galette by Renoir

This shows styles to good effect.
1876 The Cheval Glass by Morisot 1876 The Cheval Glass by Morisot

She's setting up for the day.
1876 Woman In Black by Renoir 1876 Woman In Black by Renoir
 
1877 After the Ball by Julius leBlanc Stewart 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 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 1877 Mme Raul-Alfred Philippe by de Launay

This looks like a dinner dress.
1877 Vera Zubova by Makovsky 1877 Vera Zubova by Makovsky
 
1877 Fanny Watts by Sargent 1877 Fanny Watts by Sargent
 
1877 October by Tissot 1877 October by Tissot
 
1877 The Gallery of HMS Calcutta by Tissot 1877 The Gallery of HMS Calcutta by Tissot
 
1877ca. The Milliner by Eva Gonzales 1877ca. The Milliner by Eva Gonzales

One of the people who kept a lady looking like a lady.
1877 Charlotte of Prussia 1877 Charlotte of Prussia

Daughter of Princess Royal Victoria and Crown Prince Friedrich.
1877-1878 Nounou avec enfant by Gonzales 1877-1878 Nounou avec enfant by Gonzales
 
1878 Queen Mercedes detail 1878 Queen Mercedes detail
 
1878 Queen Mercedes 1878 Queen Mercedes
 
1878 The Singer Elizaveta Lavrovskaya on Stage by Kramskoy 1878 The Singer Elizaveta Lavrovskaya on Stage by Kramskoy
 
1878 The Evening Party by Beraud 1878 The Evening Party by Beraud
 
1878 Princess Thyra of Denmark print 1878 Princess Thyra of Denmark print
 
1878 Young Woman at Piano by Julius leBlanc Stewart 1878 Young Woman at Piano by Julius leBlanc Stewart
 
1878ca. Princess Thyra of Denmark 1878ca. Princess Thyra of Denmark
 
1878 Queen Margherita of Italy 1878 Queen Margherita of Italy
 
1878 Mme. Charpentier and Her Children by Renoir 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 an Italian Lady by Cassatt
 
1878 Portrait of the Actress  Jeanne Samary by Renoir 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 1878ca. Portrait of the Artist by Cassatt

She appears to be wearing white gloves.
1878 ca. Victoria Hesse 1878 ca. Victoria Hesse

Sister of ill-fated Tsaritsa Alexandra and Grand Duchess Ella,
1878 ca. Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia 1878 ca. Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia
 
1879 Dora Fournier Gabillon by Markat 1879 Dora Fournier Gabillon by Markat

This is an interesting dress and may be a tea gown.
1879 Louise Jopling by Millais 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 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 Mlle.Valtesse de la Bigne by Henri Gervex
 
1879 Mme. Edouard Pailleron by Sargent 1879 Mme. Edouard Pailleron by Sargent

Please open and expand for best results.
1879 MmeGeorges Petit by Carolus-Duran 1879 MmeGeorges Petit by Carolus-Duran
 
1879 Princess Margaret of Prussia in evening dress 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 Princess Margaret of Prussia in outdoor dress
 
1879 Sarah Bernhardt by Jules Bastien-Lepage 1879 Sarah Bernhardt by Jules Bastien-Lepage

The knotted scarf shows up repeatedly in these images.
1879 Queen Victoria and Princess Royal Victoria 1879 Queen Victoria and Princess Royal Victoria
 
1879 A Summer's Day by Morisot 1879 A Summer's Day by Morisot

They're wearing slim line dresses, but sitting erect.
1879 Maria Cristina 1879 Maria Cristina
 
1879 Isabelle Lemonnier with a Muff by Manet 1879 Isabelle Lemonnier with a Muff by Manet

The back is slightly full, but nothing like 1871 or 1872.
1879-1880 IsabelleLemonnier by Manet 1879-1880 IsabelleLemonnier by Manet
 
1879 Behind the Blinds by Morisot 1879 Behind the Blinds by Morisot
 
1879 ca. Young Woman Seated on a Sofa 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 La Toilette by Gonzales
 
1879 Portrait of a Woman in White by Eva 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 Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge by Cassatt
 
1879 ca. Maria Feodorovna in Sankt Petersburg 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 ( 1879 Empress Elisabeth of Austria (

She was famous for her long hair and she spent considerable time maintaining it.
1879 Empress Elisabeth closeup 1879 Empress Elisabeth closeup
 
 



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