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Fabulous Frocks (Short Stories)

Suitable for: Adults

Sponsored by: The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

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These three paintings show us fabulous frocks and fashions from three different eras. In this collection enjoy the richness and texture of the fabrics, jaunty hats and gem stone jewels all wonderfully depicted by the painters.

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She is wearing a magnificent pale silk dress with a low neck line, long elaborate ruched sleeves and full skirt. This she holds up with one hand, showing a dash of deep blue lining. All the skill and expertise of Allan Ramsay is demonstrated here. The folds of the fabric have the lustre of a pearl, which is so rich it almost takes our breath away. The silk is silver white where the light, coming from the left, falls directly onto it, while a whole range of deep silvers and greys are shown in the shadows. Elizabeth, the subject of the portrait, has fair skin, heavy lidded brown eyes and dark brown hair, a ringlet carefully falls over one shoulder. Her right hand is held out, palm upwards in front of a classical urn full of flowers.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Katherina Knoblauchin, Conrad Faber, 1532
Mrs. Daniel Cunygham, Allan Ramsay, 1740
The Fair Toxophilites, William Powell Frith, 1872

What our members say

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Fabulous Frocks I have recently had the pleasure of reviewing a new album in the living paintings short stories collection called Fabulous Frocks.

For those interested in fashion through the ages, fabrics and colours, it is a delight.

The different fabrics, colours, bows, beads and jewellery are beautifully described and give an insight into the exquisite attention and details painted by the artist.
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