CHECK TROUSERS AND TOP HATS

I have been reading Christopher Wood’s Victorian Panorama, a definitive survey of modern-life painting in 19th century Britain, some of which was moralising (like Holman Hunt's The Awakening Conscience) but much of which was coolly observational (such as Stanford Forbes’ The Health of the Bride, my particular favourite, above). Wood says that, although many of these … Continue reading CHECK TROUSERS AND TOP HATS