The Preservation Society is grateful to the many lenders to the exhibition Bohemian Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement and Oscar Wilde’s Newport:
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago
The Ohio State University Historic Costume and Textiles Collection
Newport Historical Society
The Providence Athenaeum
University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection
Niamh and Philip Maddock
Teapot, designed by James Hadley (1837-1903) for Royal Worcester Porcelain Company (English, est. 1751). Glazed and enamel parian ware, 1882. The Art Institute of Chicago, Eloise W. Martin Acquisition Fund; restricted gift of Maureen Savaiano, Jamie Maloney, Mr. and Mrs. James Knox, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Perucca, 2010.273
"Luna" by Charles Edward Hallé (French, 1846-1914), oil on canvas, undated. The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Photo credit: ©2011 Christie's Images Limited.
Aesthetic Dress, Wool with velveteen accents, c.1897-1900. The Ohio State University Historic Costume & Textiles Collection. This dress belong to Ohio native Mary Heck, who was a seamstress and worked in a tailor shop before marriage. She made clothing for herself and her daughter. Mary's daughter earned a law degree from The Ohio State University in 1931.
Bohemian Beauty Overview
The Aesthetic Movement
Oscar Wilde in Newport