by Lucinda Brant
|Detail from Tight Lacing, or Fashion before Ease|
|Detail of Figured silk jumps with metal closures|
|Detail Boucher’s La Toilette|
|Fragonard’s Young Girl Reading|
Detail Boucher’s painting of
Mme de Pompadour and the inspiration
for Antonia’s jumps fastened with pink ribbons.
|Detail from The Scottish Bedroom by Sir David Wilkie|
Glossary of 18th Century Costume Terminology: http://people.csail.mit.edu/sfelshin/revwar/glossary.html#j
Figured Silk Jumps, mid-18th Century France http://coraginsburg.com/catalogues/2010/cat2010pg18-19.htm
Steele, V. The Corset A Cultural History, 2001, Yale,
Willett, C. and Cunnington, P.A. The History of Underclothes, 1992, Dover publications
Image 1: Tight Lacing, or Fashion before Ease by Bowles and Carver after John Collet, London, England, ca. 1770–1775. From the collections of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Image 2: Figured silk jumps with metal closures, French mid 18th Century, www.coraginsburg.com
Images 3, 4 & 5: Art Renewal Centre http://www.artrenewal.org/
Image 6: The Scottish Bedroom by Sir David Wilkie, in Steele, V. The Corset A Cultural History
Roxton Series Book 3
Sequel to Noble Satyr and Midnight Marriage
A beautiful duchess mourns for her beloved.
A sun-bronzed merchant returns to claim a birthright.
Disparate souls in need of love and renewal.
Paths cross and the journey begins...
Set in Hampshire England in 1777, it is the story of Antonia, the heroine of Noble Satyr, and how she emerges from utter despair after the death of her husband and soul mate the Duke of Roxton to unexpectedly find love again.
Hardcover ISBN (coming soon)
Ebook ISBN 978-0-9808013-5-4
Kindle ASIN B005GLFCX8
To read an excerpt click here: http://lucindabrant.com/autumn-duchess.php