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Tea Gown Liberty & Co., 1885. The Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical.

Circa 1885 silk Tea gown, by Liberty of London. Tea gown, 1886 -- [the Victorian woman's idea of designer sweats].

Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea…

Tea gown Liberty Co. (British, founded London, Date: ca. 1885 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 57 in.

This pelisse was made for a trousseau in 1823. Kudos to whoever it was who combined the photos of this beauty into one pin.

Pelisse: similar to a modern coat, full length with a typical empire period silhouette; usually made of silk or cotton with a lining

Natural History Museum, London ~ architect Alfred Waterhouse.  Both the interiors & exteriors of the building made extensive use of terracotta tiles to resist the sooty climate of Victorian London, manufactured by the Tamworth-based company of Gibbs & Canning Limited. The tiles & bricks feature many relief sculptures of flora & fauna, with living & extinct species featured within the west & east wings respectively.  . . . .   ღTrish W ~ http://www.pinterest.com/trishw/  . . . .  #myt

Columns in the Natural History Museum of London. It was built from by Alfred Waterhouse after the original designer Francis Fowke died. As can be seen from these columns, Waterhouse added his own Romanesque touches.

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Art & Natural History - London! #skeletons

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities – in pictures

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Art & Natural History, London. This is definitely an out of the norm museum ! All of the creepy and diverse exhibits are sure to keep me in awe of the many activities London's art culture holds!

1855 Dress worn by Queen Victoria during her visit to Paris. Flowers!!

Dress worn by Queen Victoria on her state visit to Napoleon III and Empress Eugènie in Paris, 1855

Leighton House Museum, London

Leighton House Museum, London, UK by Lord Leighton, a C British artist. Leighton House (his home/studio) was a centre for the artistic community. His home was famous for its remarkable interiors- especially the gorgeous Arab Hall, with its fountain

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