Monday, March 28, 2011
The Grand Tour: 11
Given the seaside setting of this fashion plate from the July 1868 Peterson's Magazine, I couldn't resist a nautical theme. So, ships decorate two of the dresses via illustrations from a Hamburg-Amerika Line lunch menu and brochure in the family archive. I wanted to keep the originals since relatives took the trips, but the paper was in such poor condition that it was better to scan them into the computer for permanent archiving and let go of the paper. Continuing the watery imagery: a map of Venice on the jacket of the woman in the middle of the group and a snippet of another map of the English Channel on her hat. 9.5" x 7.5" on archival mat board. Matted to fit a standard 14"x11" frame.