Thursday, January 22, 2015

Unidentified portrait, ca. 1850




Unidentified portrait - "Portrait of a Lady with a Fan"

Franz Xaver Winterhalter

1850

Oil on Canvas
96 x 126 cm
(37.8" x 49.61")

Private collection

via Christie's 

Portrait of Miss Mansell, mid-19th cent.

Portrait of Miss Mansell, Richard Buckner (English, 1812-1883), oil on canvas, mid 19th century, KSUM 1983.4.562.





The Last Touch, 1866






The Last Touch
1866

William Dickinson Washington
(American , 1833 - 1870)

oil on canvas
34⅛ x 46½ in
86.68 x 115.57 cm

2002.525
2002.525

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Piqué earrings, ca. 1850




Earrings

Piqué earrings, tortoise-shell inlaid with gold and silver, England, about 1850. Piqué, tortoiseshell inlaid with gold and silver.

Identifier
M.70&A-1916

Date
1845/1854

Creation date
1845/1854

Size or duration
Height 5.5cm, Width 1.9cm, Depth 1.6cm, Height 5.7cm, Width 1.9cm, Depth 1.8cm (unspecified)

Object Type
earring (jewelry)

Victoria and Albert Museum

Turquoise and diamond earrings, 1850s




Earrings

Pair of earrings in the shape of a bow with a turquoise drop, gold, pavé-set with Russian turquoises and with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds, England, about 1850-60. Gold, pavé-set with turquoises and with rose and brilliant-cut diamonds.

Identifier
M.126A&B-1951

Date
1850/1860

Creation date
1850/1860

Provenance
Cory Bequest

Spatial keyword
England

Size or duration
Height 6.4cm, Width 3.3cm, Depth 1.3cm, Height 6.5cm, Width 3.4cm, Depth 1.2cm (unspecified)

Object Type
earring (jewelry)

Victoria and Albert Museum

Earrings and necklace suite, 1st half 19th century



The three large central units of the necklace (M.118-1951) probably date from about 1810, and may originally have formed part of a tiara or another necklace. The rest of the units, and probably also the earrings, are of a later date.


Earrings

Pair of earrings, peridots in brilliant-cut diamond borders, western Europe, early to mid 19th century. Peridots, diamonds, silver and gold.

Identifier
M.118A&B-1951

Date
1800/1850

Creation date
1800/1850

Provenance
Cory Bequest

Size or duration
Height 5.2cm, Width 2.3cm, Depth 1.5cm, Height 5.2cm, Width 2.3cm, Circumference 1.3cm (unspecified)

Object Type
earring (jewelry)

Victoria and Albert Museum

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Evening dress, 1860s


Evening Dress

Object Number 1983.001.1058 a-c
Object Name Ensemble
Creator House of Worth
Signed Name attributed to
Date 1860-1869
Culture French
Description C. 1860s, 3-piece evening dress. Orange silk faille, white silk embroidery; bodice: long fitted sleeves, button front. Second bodice: wide neck with ruche trim (both bodices are reproductions). Skirt, embroidered in white silk with classical motifs, long train (Possibly Chinese embroidery). Attributed to Worth.

Orange evening dress with white embroidery. Attributed to Charles Frederick Worth, ca . 1865-67. Silk rib weave ground, silk netting, silk thread. Embroidery type: whitework (Art of the Embroiderer label copy, 2009)

Credit line Silverman/Rodgers Collection