Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Grand Tour: 6

This is one of the Grand Tour pieces that took take me in a slightly new direction with the series. It depicts the women in this April 1870 Peterson's Magazine fashion plate as voyeurs - glimpsing over the rail at Alsatian peasants. The next three in the series take a similar tact. I haven't posted The Grand Tour 7, but if you take a peek at The Grand Tour 8 you'll see what I mean.

The peasants and text are from “Circling the Globe in Stories of Travel” (International Pub. Co., 1896); next to them is the faded back of a vintage Parisian postcard. You have to look hard to find the map from “New Eclectic Series Complete Geography” (American Book Co., 1846) - it's part of the border of the second dress from the left.  7.5” x 9.5” on archival mat board. {SOLD}

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