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Jane Austen Quote

An illustration inspired by a quote from Jane Austen’s book Sense and Sensibility

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Historical Costume in Literature: Kate

Inspired by the character Kate Sutton from Elizabeth Marie Pope’s historical fiction novel The Perilous Gard.

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Historical Costume in Literature: Evelina

Inspired by the character Evelina from Frances Burney’s classic Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World

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A Mystery!

I can neither confirm nor deny that such a secret organization exists or has ever existed … but if they did,  perhaps their invitations would look like this.

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Letting My Imagination Run Wild

Tonight I was thinking – what if there were Secret Societies for Artists much like the Illuminati, who passed down their knowledge and closely guarded secrets from one generation to the next? 77 more words

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A duel between nuns, Illustrated Police News, 1869

‘A duel between nuns’ from the Illustrated Police News (1869). Not something you read every day! The full title: is ‘A duel between nuns within their convent near Genoa according to the information of the time, no blood was poured’. 35 more words

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A dandy’s toilette (1818) - perhaps the famous "Beau" Brummel

A dandy’s toilette (1818). A colour engraving, alas the artist is unknown. Used in the book: The corset, A cultural history by Valerie Steele.

The dandy, might be George “Beau” Brummel (1778-1840), an iconic figure in Regency England and an arbiter of men’s fashion. 13 more words

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