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Showing posts with label Ackermann's Repository. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ackermann's Repository. Show all posts

Friday, December 6, 2013

Book Covers and Christmas Cards

Browsing thru Amazon's Kindle Regencys I came across this book, which I naturally purchased.  I thought I'd add another picture for the cover.  Can't review the book, as I haven't read it yet, but it looks promising.  I'm rather flattered that they used my image, but [tossing head]. I wish I'd got a little credit, maybe a link to my (long neglected because my daughter HOGS the scanner all the time! Also I'm writing.) Blog.

I always wanted the gorgeous fashion plates from Ackermann's, Costume Parisien, Ladies Magazine (and others) to be used as book covers, and its gratifying to see it finally being done, though sadly, not very well. At least, not as well as my efforts.

Friday, June 7, 2013

This original print is in such great condition it really didn't need any fixing up. But I did anyway. Note the "V" in the lower left corner. I believe that is the signature of the artist, H Vernet.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

La Belle Assemblee Sept 1807

I'm having difficulty scanning from the center of the book, as you can see by the blurring on the left side of the fashion plate.  I finally broke down and ordere a "hand scanner", which will arrive some time next week.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A couple from 1814. Gentleman looks like Cary Grant!
Costumes Parisien, 1814
A couple more fashion prints from Costumes Parisien, these with couples. Funny mixture of formal & informal.  That is, who would wear a straw hat and carry a parasol to a Ball?  But maybe that was the fashion then!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Regency Christmas- Snow Globe with Man

This one was fairly easy, as the ice-skating young French Hottie was already done (you can find it elsewhere on this blog).  I'm working on a lady skating, taking another Costume Parisien fashion print and altering it.  I've been working on an "Ice Sculpture" of an Ackermann's Beauty... family says it isn't "icy enough".  So I'm just mulling it over.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Regency Christmas Cards

Let's see... Daughter is doing well, tho experiencing some pain from the 9" scar in her side. Possibly "adhesions". She probably should have had a little post-surgical physical therapy.  She's started school this week, enjoying herself, tried out for a play.

I'm going to make a few more Regency Christmas Cards this year, just for fun and to get back into practice.  I used to do so every year, but dropped off the Almacks list accidentally! and got out of the habit.  This year I'm going to alter a couple of the Costume Parisien plates. Not sure which ones...

I'm open to any requests & suggestions! I'll post the cards at 200dpi, good for downloading.  If anyone wants higher (300) dpi, just send me an email.

Here is a Regency Ice Skating print from Long Ago:

Ice Skating Print from Regency Era, I think.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blogging will resume in a week or so

-so many Family Situations to deal with! 13 year old girl with health & school problems.... things are working out, thank Goodness.

Anyhow, I am posting this link to Royal Wedding Gowns (It was posted it at Austen Only Blog, which I heartily reccommend!)  This Youtube and others on the same page are very interesting and a pleasure to behold.

I think the pink dress used as my Avitar would make a fabulous wedding dress for any one at any time in History.  Imagine the Bride in pale pink or ivory, her maids of honor in the same dress, different color underdress!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Two Ladies with Telescope

Original Ackermann's Repository Fashion print

Ackermann's Repository of the Arts

I really like this plate.  I'm showing the original scan which has images from the opposite page; the cleaned up version, and a third version that I colorized.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gallery of Fashion, 1790-1822 Batsford Colour Books

Some scanned colour plates from the Batsford Book.  From the cover flap:

"More than half of the colour plates from this volume are taken from Heideloff's Gallery of Fashion.  His plates are among the masterpieces of the English School of aquatints; curiously little other work is known by him...

Gallery of Fashion Title Pages and Plate #1

Gallery of Fashion Georgian era/Regency Fashion -Court Gowns
Gallery of Fashion Georgian Fashion
Gallery of Fashion Georgian/Regency Fashion
Gallery of Fashion Georgian/Regency Fashion

 ..The other plates are a selection from the fashion plates in Ackermann's Repository of Arts, published from 1809-1828. These plates are dated 1822."

Gallery of Fashion, Ackermann's Regency Fashion

Gallery of Fashion Court Dress

Gallery of Fashion  Regency/Georgian Fashion

Gallery of Fashion  Regency Fashion Plates

Gallery of Fashion  Regency Fashion Plates

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Some pictures from Ackermanns Repository of Arts

Ackermann's Repository of the Arts.  Regency Fashion Plates
I scanned these plates in a year or so back, and omitted the Title, Dates or comments.  I'll have to go thru my albums to get the info; then add it to the pictures.   These were in such great condition they didn't really need much cleaning up.