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Document 'Shades Of Meaning': The Significance Of Hair Colour In Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret (1862) And Rossetti's Lady Lilith (1866–68, Altered 1872–73), Jessica Lenihan

In a culture obsessed with physiognomy, where the Victorian female body was a canvas of symbols to be read, the portrayal of hair – and...

Social history, Gender, Sexuality, 19th century view
Document The English Tea-Table: The Domestic Feminisation Of An Exotic Commodity, From The Arrival Of Tea In England circa 1660 To 1760, Maggie Henderson-Tew

‘Along with air and water, tea is the most widely-consumed substance on the planet.’1 This rather startling statement underlines the position of...

tea, Gender, Furniture view
Document ‘Unsex Me Here’1: Mythical women and the threat of the femme fatale in the Victorian era, as seen in John Singer Sargent’s Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth (1889) and Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘Body’s Beauty’ (c.1866), Kathryn Waters

This article will consider depictions of two different mythical women in the Victorian period, namely the characters of Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth...

Victorian Culture, Pre-raphaelite, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 19th century, Gender view
Document The Development Of The Dinner Suit And Depictions Of Formalwear In William Quiller Orchardson’s Mariage De Convenance, George Taylor

Scottish Artist William Quiller Orchardson (1832-1910) depicted numerous high-society scenes, and clothing is a central feature of these works....

Social history, Gender, Sexuality, 19th century view
Document The Journey from the Veil to the Tassel: The Progression of Female Higher Education in Britain with a Focus on Medical Education and the Influence of India During the Late Nineteenth Century, Noor-e Islam

This article will discuss a poem written by Krishnabhabini Das, first published in Calcutta in 1885. The poem selected reveals a desperately...

Indian history, 19th century, Victorian England, Gender, feminism, Poetry view
Document Mrs Rundell and the Milkmaid: Perceptions of female identity in the domestic sphere in eighteenth-century London by Jenny Sylvester

This article discusses a cookery book, A New System of Domestic Cookery (figure 1), by Maria Eliza Rundell (1745–1828), and Milk...

Victorian, Woman's work, Gender view
Document Mirrors Of The Soul: Reflections Of Sexual Identity In Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘Hand And Soul’ And Woman Combing Her Hair, Travis Piper

As an artist and man Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882) was mesmerized by women, focusing consistently on female images and identity throughout...

19th century, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sexuality, Gender view
Document The Angel in the House and Fallen Women: Assigning Women their Places in Victorian Society, Sarah Kuhl

This article juxtaposes Coventry Patmore’s poem ‘The Angel in the House’ and William Holman Hunt’s painting ‘The Awakening Conscience’, examining...

Pre-raphaelite, 19th century, Victorian, Gender, feminism, Poetry view
Document Fallen Woman or Fallen Man? Representations of moral responsibility, punishment and reward in George Frederic Watts’s painting Found Drowned (1848-50) and Charles Dickens’s novel Our Mutual Friend (1864-5) by Susan Knights

This article will examine gendered representations of moral responsibility by comparing its treatment of fallen women in the above artefacts....

19th century, Victorian Culture, Gender, Equality, Charles Dickens, George Frederic Watts view
Document Pockets Of Identity: Nineteenth-Century Women’s Pockets In Lady Audley’s Secret And A Fashion Plate From The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine, Deirdre A. Duffy

Copious nineteenth-century novels feature women’s fashion as more than passing references or descriptive details for the sake of imagery. In fact...

19th century, Gender, Sexuality view
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