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Clothing dating update

It's buried in the comments, so many of you who helped with dating the image won't have seen printperson's thanks and conclusion:
Thanks to everyone who helped me to date Edouard Vuillard's painting. The date on the label was ca. 1890 but this didn't seem right for a number of reasons. In 1890, Vuillard had a different sense of space and used paint in a different way. Considering style and technique alone, the work was more similar to his works of the first decade of the 1900s. On the basis of your suggestions of 1908-1910, I image-Googled "1908 hat" and found a photograph of a woman with an almost perfect match to her hair, hat, and jacket.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pfsWAruFsRrceA5W79eBcw

Further thoughts on the subject are still welcome, of course!

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a_d_medievalist
Apr. 15th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
I had just looked at a couple of other things right before that, and got down to 1908-1910, mostly from some reproduction costume sites. Just as an FYI, Rocking Horse Farm is a pattern company that seems to carry a lot of good stuff with good pictures for reference.
tisiphone
Apr. 15th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
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