The Victorian Era


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The Victorian Epoch was the mix of the best of other styles. Victorian Era was a lively style of ornamentation. Clothes on the victorian era was very elaborated and restrictive on the bodies of those who wore them. The victorian era was a time period between 1830 to the end of 20th century. We can see the evolution of fashion in these paintings or photos. In the early 19th century shoes began to be made with the right foot and the the left foot, instead of being interchangeable. Other important accessories were hats. In the later years, hats became a symbols of style statement and authority. Shawls, cloaks, mantles, scarves and little aprons were also accessories. Gloves and parasols were popular. Large brooches and earrings were also worn. The use of fans was also very common. Hair styles were very complicated. Hair was thick, long and luxuriant in many different styles..

Clotilde in evening dress, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 1910, From the collection of: Sorolla Museum
Woman with a Hat, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1891, From the collection of: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Sophie Hunter Colston, William R. Leigh, 1896, From the collection of: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Black Fan, FUJISHIMA Takeji, 1908/1909, From the collection of: Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation
Girl in a Plumed Hat, William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British, ca. 1740, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Pair of woman's buckle shoes, Mehetable Stoddard (Hyslop), about 1770, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Pair of Wooden Shoes (Sabots), Paul Gauguin, 1889/1890, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Shoes, Unknown, 1730[ca], From the collection of: Museo del Traje, Madrid
Portrait of a Young Lady, Federico Barocci, About 1600, From the collection of: SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst
Portrait of a Lady with a Dog, Lavinia Fontana, 1552/1614, From the collection of: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Mrs. Fiske Warren (Gretchen Osgood) and Her Daughter Rachel, John Singer Sargent, 1903, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
María Cristina of Bourbon, Valentín Carderera y Solano, Ca. 1831, From the collection of: Museo Nacional del Romanticismo
Woman at her Dressing Table, Ferdinand Bol, 1643/1647, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Margherita Paleologo (1510-66), Giulio Romano, 1531, From the collection of: Royal Collection Trust, UK
Joséphine in coronation costume, Baron François Gérard, 1807/1808, From the collection of: Château de Fontainebleau
French Fashion Photograph, c 1895, From the collection of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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