A triumph, darling

©NTPL/David Levenson

I recently posted about the news that Ellen Terry’s beetle wing dress was returning to Smallhythe Place

©NTPL/David Levenson

I now want to share these images, which have just become available, of the installation of the dress in its custom-made display space.

©NTPL/David Levenson

After the painstaking restoration work, the mounting of the dress on its mannequin was handled with equal care.

©NTPL/David Levenson

Some of the source material Terry used as inspiration for the dress is also still at Smallhythe.

©NTPL/David Levenson

Bouquets to all those involved: it’s a triumph.

4 Responses to “A triumph, darling”

  1. Janet Says:

    That is a lot of hard work! Love the reference source. Terry was talented and SMART.

  2. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Yes, she was not just a pretty face, as they say :)

  3. downeastdilettante Says:

    indeed, an astonishing amount of handwork, and a startling material.

    At an auction here on the Maine coast, I once bought a marvelous photograph of a recumbent Ellen Terry, inscribed to the mother of the woman whose possessions were being sold. I quite regret selling it.

  4. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    There are some interesting Terryana at Ten Chimneys in Wisconsin as well: http://bit.ly/es5hvH

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