Following the advent of the Industrial Revolution, the population in France and other European nations increasingly moved into cities where burgeoning factories and markets provided more employment for the lower class and investment opportunities for the middle class. The first apartment buildings went up all over Paris and the streets were crowded with horse trolleys and foot traffic. New generations were growing up who'd never been outside the city or seen a cow before it was steak. As a result, there was a growing nostalgia for the countryside and pastoral life, including the work of rural laborers and domestic animals. Painters like Rosa Bonheur and her brothers fed...
Created by: Bonheur, Rosa
Myra has an Armand Marseille bisque head with brown hair and blue eyes. She is wearing a taffeta gown in old green over a hoop skirt. The gown is designed with a long bodice (cut separately from the skirt to preserve the long waistline) flowing out from the waist, and she wears a green and red brocade vest underneath it. Her sleeves are in the pagoda style, which widens below the elbow so the lingerie, or in this case, lace gloves beneath, are clearly seen. This was influenced by the continuing interest in and influence of chinoiserie. The flounces seen...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
Manufactured by: Armand Marseilles