Single Pringles in the Eighteenth Century
18th C Literature / Eighteenth Century / History / Women

Single Pringles in the Eighteenth Century

Being a single woman in the eighteenth century could be hard work. Ideally, you would marry an old, rich man who would die whilst you were still young leaving you a wealthy, independent widow. Sadly, this only worked out for a few fortunate women. Most women were left emotionally and financially vulnerable after the death … Continue reading

William Redmore Bigg’s Poor Old Woman’s Comfort
18th C Art / 18th C Interiors / 18th C Society / Eighteenth Century / History / Paintings / Women

William Redmore Bigg’s Poor Old Woman’s Comfort

  This intriguing painting was created by prolific genre painter William Redmore Bigg in the 1790s. The painting was put on display at the Royal Academy of Art in 1793 with the title, Poor Old Woman’s Comforts. William Redmore Bigg was well known for his moralistic depictions of country life, he often chose to paint … Continue reading

Ta$ty ft. Hogarth
18th C Art / 18th C Fashion / 18th C Interiors / 18th C Society / Eighteenth Century / Paintings

Ta$ty ft. Hogarth

Of all our favourite Words lately none has been more in Vogue, nor so long held its Esteem as that of TASTE. The Universal Spectator (1747) The concept of ‘taste’ was tremendously important in Georgian society. Taste was used to assess fashion, behaviour, and design. The architecture, decoration, and contents of a house, the clothes … Continue reading