Regency Women of Character: Diana Sperling

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  Diana Sperling (Di to family) was born in 1791 and lived, until her marriage in 1834, with her parents and siblings at Dynes Hall near Halstead (Essex).  Her whimsical, often comical, watercolors depict the lighter side of Regency life and show her obvious affection and humor for her subjects, many of whom were her siblings and friends.               … Expand

Regency Reader Questions: Glove Etiquette Part Three

“…If for some reason a woman was ungloved, proper etiquette called for the gentleman to remove his gloves before taking her hand, as it was discourtesy to behave otherwise.”When would a lady be ungloved? Even receiving, wouldn’t she be wearing gloves indoors? On the other hand, according to some articles on flirting I’ve read, ladies apparently took off their gloves at all times in order … Expand

Regency Household: A Hunting Lodge

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This beautiful hunting lodge plate and description appeared in the May 1816 edition of Ackermann’s Repository.  The large windows are meant to pull nature into the manly domain, reminding me very much of the hunting box being designed by the hero in Laura Matthews’ A Curious Courting.