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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. The following essay will use his Mariage de Convenance painting as a foundation for a contextualization of the developments of male formalwear (with particular regard to the Dinner Suit) in the latter period of Orchardson’s career, and will pass comment on the social ramifications of this, both for the characters of his work, and beyond.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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