Lynne Connolly

Lynne Connolly

Warrington / I write under various guises. I also love to travel and I have a deep and abiding love of history.
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Robe à l’anglaise, ca. 1787, France, Silk, gold thread embroidery, silver glittering spangles, embroidered and painted motifs after Angelica Kauffmann on appliqué taffeta medallions.

Robe à l’anglaise, ca. 1787, France, Silk, gold thread embroidery, silver glittering spangles, embroidered and painted motifs after Angelica Kauffmann on appliqué taffeta medallions.

Rear view of a sack back dress, 1760s (brocaded silk)also known as an 'open robe'; the distinctive pleats on the back were sometimes referred to as 'Watteau pleats' due to the 18th century French artist Jean-Antoine Watteau's illustrated style in his paintings;

Rear view of a sack back dress, 1760s (brocaded silk)also known as an 'open robe'; the distinctive pleats on the back were sometimes referred to as 'Watteau pleats' due to the 18th century French artist Jean-Antoine Watteau's illustrated style in his paintings;

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Woman's Dress (Open Robe à la française and Petticoat) Date: Silk: 1760-1765; Dress: original c. 1760-1765, altered late 1770-1780 Medium: Silk tobine (cannelé) brocaded with colored silks Accession Number: 1955-98-6a,b

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Woman's Dress (Open Robe à la française and Petticoat) Date: Silk: 1760-1765; Dress: original c. 1760-1765, altered late 1770-1780 Medium: Silk tobine (cannelé) brocaded with colored silks Accession Number: 1955-98-6a,b

Lakeview House, Dolls House Emporium by Mike Adamson - Dolls' Houses Past & Present - What a fantastic house, A MUST SEE

1751-1754, The Museum of London. White silk satin open robe dress with sack-back and with matching petticoat and stomacher, ornamented with wadded and corded quilting and lined with white silk.

1751-1754, The Museum of London. White silk satin open robe dress with sack-back and with matching petticoat and stomacher, ornamented with wadded and corded quilting and lined with white silk.

Evening wrap (image 1) | House of Worth | French | 1905 | no medium available | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.45.95.1

Evening wrap (image 1) | House of Worth | French | 1905 | no medium available | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.45.95.1