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Those Evening Belles.
1830-1840
Printer:Printed by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Publisher:Published by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Lithography; black and tan printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 9 x 7 11/16in. (22.9 x 19.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 16 x 11 9/16in. (40.6 x 29.4cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: Two young women walk towards the left on a grassy lawn between a stone urn on a high rectangular base and a large tree. They wear dresses with balloon sleeves and undersleeves, and what appear to be pelerines, or wide collars. The woman to the right wears a sheer over-garment made of what appears to be dotted Swiss. She holds what appears to be a watch fob in her left hand. Both women wear bonnets trimmed with flowers. A gothic church with a square entrance tower is visible in the distance, beyond a grove of trees.
Title Note: "Those Evening Belles" refers to a poem by Sir Thomas Moore (1779-1852), which set to music, was also popular as a song in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. "Those Evening Bells" (with no "e") was evidently the chorus, and not the title of the poem. (Finlay 1/4/2005) Subject Note: The urn in the background closely resembles the urns that appear in contemporary mourning pictures. However, neither of the women in this lithograph appears to be dressed in mourning, and there is nothing else about this print to suggest that it was intended as a mourning picture. (Finaly 1/12/2005)
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "Those Evening Belles." On verso of mount, lower right: accession number
Object Number: 2004.119.0
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