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Courtly fantasy scene by Mary Young Hunter.

Mary Young Hunter. Courtly fantasy high dame court costume. Middle Ages fashion

The duke`s high dame ” by Mary Y. Hunter.

Here a courtly fantasy scene of the Middle Ages, 14-15th century is shown. The clothing shows the fitting design of Gothic and is based on the trend-setting, Burgundian court wealth and luxury. At the Burgundian court in Dijon chivalric culture once again enjoyed a late peak. The Burgundian court ceremonial (the import of the Habsburgs in Spain and was called from then on Spanish court ceremonial) remained in the following centuries model for all absolutist princely courts.

Mary Young Hunter. Edwardian Pre-Raphaelite Painter.

Mary Young Hunter (1872-1947) born in Napier, New Zealand. After the death of her father Edward Towgood in 1882, she moved with her mother Edith Towgood and her three siblings back to England. She studied painting in Newlyn, Cornwall, and at the Royal Academy, where she met John Young-Hunter (1874-1955). His father was Colin Hunter, a well-known marine painter and member of the Royal Academy of London, his mother was Isabella Young Rattre an excellent and important pianist. John received a chosen high aristocratic education, visited Clifton College and the University of London, studied under John Singer Sargent at the Royal Academy of Arts . Mary and John were married in 1899 and spent eight months in Italy to travel back through Germany and Belgium to England. They belonged to the higher London society,  Johns parents friends were John Singer Sargent and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. They made a name for himself as portrait painter.

Mary Young Hunter. Burgundy fashion. Medieval high dame court costume. Edwardian Pre-Raphaelites Painting

” The Wanderer.” By Mary Young Hunter.

Exhibitions in the National Tate Gallery London and Luxembourg Museum in Paris (Paris Salon, Medal 1914) followed. From 1900 to 1913 they exhibited at the Royal Academy. Both are associated with the late Romantic art movement of the Edwardian Pre-Raphaelites. In 1906 their daughter Gabrielle was born. In 1915 they moved to the USA. From New York its first station they moved on to Taos, New Mexico. 1921 the couple separated and Mary Young Hunter moved to Berkley California where she died in 1947. John was fascinated by of the so-called Wild West since he had visited in London Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. His painting had since his arrival in New Mexico, the landscape, the Native Americans and still life as a subject, as opposed to the society portraits of his English years. John died in 1955 in Taos.

Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame 1898

Maxfield Parrish. Medieval fantasy costumes. Kenneth Grahame. Dies Irae. Dream Days. The Reluctant Dragon

” Dies Irae. ” An Illustration to Kenneth Grahame`s ” Dream Days.”

Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame 1898

Dies Irae.” An Illustration to Kenneth Grahame’s “Dream Days.” By Maxfield Parrish. (From the original in the possession of John Lane, Esq.)

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Art nouveau illustration by Hede von Trapp.

Fantasy oriental costume. Art nouveau illustration. Painter Hede von Trapp.

” The Broken String of Beats ” by Hede von Trapp.

” The Broken String of Beats “. Art nouveau illustration by Hede von Trapp 1910s.

Hede von Trapp 1877-1947 was an Austrian poet, painter and graphic artist of the Art Nouveau. The majority of the artistic work of Hede von Trapp consists of literary works. She initially worked exclusively as an author and poet. Her graphic oeuvre is mostly closely thematically related to its literature. Often to play female characters who fight against social conventions, a central role.

An Appreciation of the work of Ann Macbeth

Suffragette. Ann Macbeth. Glasgow art and Craft Movement. Embroideries. Glasgow School of Art. Modernist art. Needlework.

The Artist and Suffragette Ann Macbeth c. 1900

An Appreciation of the work of Ann Macbeth 1875–1948.

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Anne Wilson’s personal collection. Woven Stripes and Bands.

Saki-ori obi, Woven rag textile; Japan; 20th century

Saki-ori obi, Woven rag textile; Japan; 20th century

Anne Wilson’s personal collection. WOVEN STRIPES + BANDS. (PDF 2.63 Mb)

This log presents a diversity of woven textiles showing warp stripes and weft bands from various countries and time periods.

www.windrewindweave.com by Anne Wilson. Wind/Rewind/Weave. Knoxville Museum of Art.

Artist Website of Anne Wilson

Portraits by Savely Sorine 1920s


Russian Artists Portraits Sergejewitsch Stanislawski, Savely Sorine, Wassili Katschalow 1924. Russian Artists

Sergejewitsch Stanislawski, Savely Abramovitch Sorine, Wassili Katschalow 1924.

Portraits by Savely Sorine (1878-1953)

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Alexander Sakharov and Clotilde von Derp. Modern Dance.

Alexander Sakharov dancer, choreographer, painter and teacher. Dance Costume.

Alexander Sakharov 1924. Dance scene. From the time of the great king.

Alexander Sakharov and Clotilde von Derp. Modern Dance.

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Paul Lang. Designs for fabric patterns.

Paul Lang. Designs for fabric patterns. Art Nouveau fabric design. German Art and Decoration 1911.

Paul Lang. Designs for fabric patterns.

Designs for fabric patterns by Paul Lang, Obertürkheim. Darmstadt Germany 1911.

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Virginie Ancelot. French writer and painter.

Virginie Ancelot. Famous woman during French empire period hairstyle. Early feminist.

Virginie Ancelot 1792-1875

Virginie Ancelot 1792-1875. French writer and painter.

Virginie Ancelot, origin. Marguerite-Louise Ancelot was a French writer and painter. Ancelot came from an old established family in Dijon, her father was the deputy N. Chardon.
With twelve years Ancelot was allowed to travel to Paris in 1804 to learn the painting in various studios. There she met the writer Jacques-François Ancelot and married him in 1818. With him she had a daughter, Louise Edmée who later married the lawyer Charles Lachaud (1817-1882).
Until the death of her husband in 1854 her salon in the Rue de Lille, the hotel lounge of La Rochefoucauld, was was one of the last great literary salons of Paris and a popular weekly meeting place for writers and artists.
It was the meeting place of Pierre-Edouard Lemontey, Lacretelle, Alphonse Daudet, Baour Lormian, Victor Hugo, Sophie Gay and daughter Delphine de Girardin, Henri de Rochefort-Luçay, Melanie Waldor, actress Rachel,  Jacques Babinet, Juliette Recamier, Anaïs Ségalas, François Guizot , Saint-Simon, Alfred de Musset, Stendhal, Chateaubriand, Alphonse de Lamartine, Alfred de Vigny, Prosper Mérimée, Eugene Delacroix, and was almost a prerequisite for the French Academy.

Her daughter Louise Ancelot (1825-1887) married in 1844 Charles Lachaud (1817-1882), a famous lawyer who distinguished himself in large lawsuits of the nineteenth century, including Marie Lafarge*.

Her great-grand-son Jean Sangnier (1912-2011), was head of press of the french resistance. After the beginning of World War II, he founded together with Emilien Amaury (1909-1977), Max André and Jean Raymond Lawrence (1890-1969), the resistance group, Groupe de Lille qui accueillera Honoré d’Estienne d’Orves. He publishes under the German Occupation underground newspapers and speeches of General de Gaulle.
After the Liberation, he participated in the creation of the newspaper Ouest-France (1944), directs the newspaper Marie France (1947-1983) and is also director of the newspaper l’Équipe. Jean Sangnier founded the Institute Marc-Sangnier in 1990 for perpetuating the work of his father (Roman Catholic thinker, politician, theologian and jurist, one of the liberal Catholic movement 1894 – Le Sillon (The Furrow) – founded. Sangnier founded a daily newspaper, La Démocratie, which advocated the equality of women, as well as proportional representation in elections for pacifism.)

*Marie Lafarge Fortunée born in 1816 as Marie Cappelle Fortunée, † 1852, was a French poisoner. The trial of Marie Lafarge, which has been accused of having her husband Charles Lafarge poisoned by arsenic, became the world’s first trial with a verdict on the basis of toxicological and chemical evidence. The court case split France into two camps. A few years after the conviction appeared pamphlets and books in which followers of both camps advocated passionately for their cause. The 1841 first published autobiography Lafarge became a bestseller.


 The Salons of Paris in the 18th century.
The Salon of Madame Récamier. Fashion under the French Revolution. 

Gallery: Famous French women during the 17th and 18th century

Early feminist. More: French Portail des femmes, English Portal:Feminism (Wikipedia)

Marguerite Victoire Babois, French writer 1760-1839

Marguerite Victoire Babois, French writer, Portrait, Artist during French empire period.

Marguerite Victoire Babois 1760-1839

Marguerite Victoire Babois, French writer 1760-1839

Victory Babois Marguerite, born October 6, 1760 in Versailles, died March 18, 1839 in Paris was a French writer, author of elegies and other poems which have placed her name at the forefront of French elegiac poets.
Victory Babois was born into a family of merchants. She is the niece of the poet Jean-François Ducis.
Victory Babois does not publish literary works before the age of thirty. It was her uncle who had driven her to write. She published her first elegies in 1805, the year of the death of her daughter, although they were written between 1792 and 1795. Her works have been collected under the title „ Élégies et poésies diverses „ (1810). She stops her literary career in 1836, due to medical problems.

Gallery: Famous French women during the 17th and 18th century
Early feminist. More: French Portail des femmes, English Portal:Feminism

Sarojini Naidu. Indian feminist and poet.

Sarojini Naidu Indian feminist and poet. Traditional India costume. Sari clothing

Mrs. Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu 1879-1949.

Indian feminist, poet and politician.

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