It’s Jane Austen day today, she was born 240 years ago today. So in honor of her, a Regency-themed inspiration post. And because Christmas Holidays are nearly here, some lovely winter and christmas colors. Dresses from 1800 to 1820 in red, white and green, three of my favourite colors.
Let’s start off with the all-time Regency favorite, white. Some portraits of lovely ladies in white.
Riesener Henri-François, 1836. Portrait of two young women, said to be the Baroness Pichon and Mme de Fourcroy. The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna
1810 Comtesse Daru – David
Portrait of Madame Genas-Duhomme Menjaud Alexander (1773-1832) 1802
Henri-François Riesener (1767-1828) – Alix de Montmorency, Duchesse de Talleyrand
Francois Pascal Simon Baron Gerard
Red is another popular color, used for everything from day to evening to outerwear.
Junge Dame mit Zeichengerät by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein, 1816 Germany, Galerie Neue Meister (Dresden)
The Athenaeum – Portrait of the Elisabeth, Amalie and Maximiliane of Bavaria (Joseph Karl Stieler – )
Portrait of Princess V. S. Dolgorukaya, Henri Francois Riesener
Wife of General Dejea by Robert Lefevre, c. 1805
Green isn’t found as much in this period. It seems most common for outerwear, followed by daywear. For eveningwear it starts to be more common nearing the 1820’s.
Maria Antonia Kohary Princess Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Comtes de Tournon, née Geneviève de Seytres Caumont by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
Pierre-Louis-Henri Grevedon (French artist, 1776-1860) Portrait of a young lady
1800 circa – Portrait of a lady in a green dress decorated with a cameo
Countess of Dyhrn with her child
Ida Brun by J.L. Lund 1811