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Black Dress Collection

"Captivating Elegance: The Timeless Allure of the Black Dress" In the art world, black dresses have long been a symbol of intrigue and sophistication

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Getting to know people is always an important part of starting a new job

Getting to know people is always an important part of starting a new job. And its especially arduous for 21 year old actress Maureen O Brien

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: After the ball (oil on canvas)

After the ball (oil on canvas)
IND54494 After the ball (oil on canvas) by Casas i Carbo, Ramon (1866-1932); Museu de Montserrat, Abadia de Montserrat, Spain; Index Fototeca

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883-84, (oil on canvas)

Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883-84, (oil on canvas)
1127610 Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), 1883-84, (oil on canvas) by Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925); 207x110 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Lovers in a Cafe (panel)

Lovers in a Cafe (panel)
XKL85795 Lovers in a Cafe (panel) by Kuehl, Gotthardt Johann (1850-1915); 43x43 cm; Berko Fine Paintings, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium; German, out of copyright

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Portrait of a Lady of the Worthington Family

Portrait of a Lady of the Worthington Family
Artist - Title: Portrait of a Lady of the Worthington Family - Date: c.1845-1855 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 90 x 69

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, 1814 (oil on canvas)

Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, 1814 (oil on canvas)
NUL385956 Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, 1814 (oil on canvas) by Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867); 92x60 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Maria Annunziata Carolina Murat)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Portrait of Thora Bendix, 1896 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Thora Bendix, 1896 (oil on canvas)
8711030 Portrait of Thora Bendix, 1896 (oil on canvas) by Hammershoi, Vilhelm (1864-1916); Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark; (add.info.: By Vilhelm Hammershoi)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Portrait of a Lady (oil on panel)

Portrait of a Lady (oil on panel)
8711995 Portrait of a Lady (oil on panel) by Borch or Terborch, Gerard ter (1617-81); Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Niva, Denmark; (add.info.: By Gerard Ter Borch the Younger)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Mrs. William Bonham (Ann Warford), 1825 (oil on panel)

Mrs. William Bonham (Ann Warford), 1825 (oil on panel)
5861112 Mrs. William Bonham (Ann Warford), 1825 (oil on panel) by Bonnell, William (1804-65); The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; (add.info.: By William Bonnell)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair)

COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair)
3548231 COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair); 60x70 cm; Glasgow Museums, UK; (add.info.: E.1978.30 COSTUME dress: wedding dress 1884 silk, cotton, metal)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c

COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c. 1883-1884 (silk, glass)
3548208 COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c. 1883-1884 (silk, glass); Glasgow Museums

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair)

COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair)
3548233 COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair); 60x70 cm; Glasgow Museums, UK; (add.info.: E.1978.30 COSTUME dress: wedding dress 1884 silk, cotton, metal)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c

COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c. 1883-1884 (silk, glass)
3548207 COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c. 1883-1884 (silk, glass); Glasgow Museums

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c

COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c. 1883-1884 (silk, glass)
3548206 COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c. 1883-1884 (silk, glass); Glasgow Museums

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair)

COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair)
3548235 COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair); 60x70 cm; Glasgow Museums, UK; (add.info.: E.1978.30 COSTUME dress: wedding dress 1884 silk, cotton, metal)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c

COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c. 1883-1884 (silk, glass)
3548202 COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c. 1883-1884 (silk, glass); Glasgow Museums

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Portrait of Mrs James Madison Winn (b.1833) 1853-60 (oil on canvas) (see 199361 for pair)

Portrait of Mrs James Madison Winn (b.1833) 1853-60 (oil on canvas) (see 199361 for pair)
PEM199362 Portrait of Mrs James Madison Winn (b.1833) 1853-60 (oil on canvas) (see 199361 for pair) by American School, (19th century); 86.3x71.2 cm; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, USA

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Portrait of the artist's mother in law, 1571-78 (oil on canvas)

Portrait of the artist's mother in law, 1571-78 (oil on canvas)
8712008 Portrait of the artist's mother in law, 1571-78 (oil on canvas) by Anguissola, Europa (c.1542-?); Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Niva, Denmark; (add.info.: By Europa Anguissola)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: 8703264

8703264

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Councellor or lawyer in the court of law, with black robes and wig, holding legal briefs on a table

Councellor or lawyer in the court of law, with black robes and wig, holding legal briefs on a table
FLO4688622 Councellor or lawyer in the court of law, with black robes and wig, holding legal briefs on a table. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from William Henry Pyne's The World in Miniature

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair)

COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair)
3548234 COSTUME: dress: wedding dress, 1884 (silk, cotton, metal, horsehair); 60x70 cm; Glasgow Museums, UK; (add.info.: E.1978.30 COSTUME dress: wedding dress 1884 silk, cotton, metal)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c

COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c. 1883-1884 (silk, glass)
3548203 COSTUME: dress, Merlot-Larcheveque, Madame, France, Paris, 23 Boulevard des Capucines, c. 1883-1884 (silk, glass); Glasgow Museums

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Alone

Alone
Raissa Oltmanns

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: woman wearing Chanel dress, 1928-1930 (b/w photo)

woman wearing Chanel dress, 1928-1930 (b/w photo)
1699009 woman wearing Chanel dress, 1928-1930 (b/w photo); (add.info.: she wearing gloves and a boa and standing on a top of an tiger skin)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Thinking

Thinking
Catherine Wang

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Arabella Huntington, 1924 (oil on canvas)

Arabella Huntington, 1924 (oil on canvas)
HEH416345 Arabella Huntington, 1924 (oil on canvas) by Birley, Oswald Hornby Joseph (1880-1952); 127x101.6 cm; Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Marie Daubrun (b / w photo)

Marie Daubrun (b / w photo)
CHT199769 Marie Daubrun (b/w photo) by Carjat, Etienne (1828-1906); Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France; (add.info)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Mandy Rice Davies, pictured in 1986. Marilyn Davies

Mandy Rice Davies, pictured in 1986. Marilyn Davies, known as Mandy Rice-Davies (21 October 1944 - 18 December 2014), was a Welsh model

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Novelist Jilly Cooper pictured at home in Putney. 1st December 1978

Novelist Jilly Cooper pictured at home in Putney. 1st December 1978

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Serenity

Serenity
Livia Falcaru

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Vika

Vika
Zachar Rise

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: louvre pyramid

louvre pyramid
Atsushi Inamura

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Little branch

Little branch
Milena Seita

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Una calda serata a Monaco

Una calda serata a Monaco
Mike Kreiten

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Jove Decadent

Jove Decadent
Ramon Casas

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Diana, Princess of Wales attends the United Cerebral Palsy

Diana, Princess of Wales attends the United Cerebral Palsys 1995 Humanitarian Dinner at the Hilton in New York City. UCP/NYC was the first charity in America to honour Princess Diana when she won

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: PRINCESS OF WALES AT COMMONWEALTH RECEPTION MARLBOROUGH HOUSE WEARING BLACK VELVET DRESS

PRINCESS OF WALES AT COMMONWEALTH RECEPTION MARLBOROUGH HOUSE WEARING BLACK VELVET DRESS 1993

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: PURPLE

PURPLE
JAYATU CHANDRA DAS

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: wind

wind
Kurosaki Sangan

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: vintage lady with white cat

vintage lady with white cat
Sharyn Bursic

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Old Lady and Her Pets, Posed by Mrs. William Sommerville, 1901 (oil on canvas)

Old Lady and Her Pets, Posed by Mrs. William Sommerville, 1901 (oil on canvas)
7444550 Old Lady and Her Pets, Posed by Mrs. William Sommerville, 1901 (oil on canvas) by Lorimer, John Henry (1856-1936); 130.81x107.91 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Old Lady with her Pets)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Tiffany

Tiffany
Alberto Bissacco

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: La Pensee, 1880 (oil on canvas)

La Pensee, 1880 (oil on canvas)
3550967 La Pensee, 1880 (oil on canvas) by Clausen, George (1852-1944); 124.5x73.7 cm; Glasgow Museums, UK; (add.info.: Portrait of a young lady, full length, seated in a pensive attitude)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Wandering Thoughts, c. 1855 (oil on canvas)

Wandering Thoughts, c. 1855 (oil on canvas)
MAN62963 Wandering Thoughts, c.1855 (oil on canvas) by Millais, John Everett (1829-96); 35.2x24.9 cm; Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Mrs John Pettie, 1865 (oil on canvas)

Mrs John Pettie, 1865 (oil on canvas)
5043067 Mrs John Pettie, 1865 (oil on canvas) by Orchardson, William Quiller (1832-1910); 121.9x100.6 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: Full length left side portrait of Mrs)

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: Space Camp

Space Camp
takeborn299

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: 2023. 3. 5

2023. 3. 5
Midoriselfphoto

Background imageBlack Dress Collection: The Blue Thistle, 1904 (oil on canvas)

The Blue Thistle, 1904 (oil on canvas)
471239 The Blue Thistle, 1904 (oil on canvas) by Vloors, Emile (1871-1952); 136x126 cm; Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium; © Art in Flanders



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"Captivating Elegance: The Timeless Allure of the Black Dress" In the art world, black dresses have long been a symbol of intrigue and sophistication. Take for instance Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau), depicted in John Singer Sargent's 1883-84 masterpiece. Her black dress exudes confidence as she gazes confidently at the viewer. Getting to know people is always an important part of starting a new job, and what better way to make a lasting impression than with a classic black dress? Just like the figures in Lovers in a Cafe (panel) or Portrait of a Lady of the Worthington Family, who effortlessly command attention with their impeccable style. Throughout history, influential women have embraced the power of the black dress. Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, radiates regality in her 1814 portrait by Robert Lefèvre. Similarly, Mary Queen of Scots' somber attire on her fateful journey to execution speaks volumes about her strength and resilience. But it's not just historical figures who have recognized the allure of this wardrobe staple. In more recent times, Mandy Rice Davies captivated audiences with her timeless beauty while donning a sleek black ensemble in 1986. Novelist Jilly Cooper also understood its impact when pictured at home in Putney back in December 1978 – elegance personified. Artists too have explored various dimensions through their depictions of women adorned in black dresses. La Pensee by Jean-Jacques Henner captures contemplation and mystery through his use of color and light on canvas. Meanwhile, Wandering Thoughts by William Holman Hunt delves into introspection amid an enchanting backdrop. Whether it be Mrs John Pettie's portrayal or Marilyn Davies' iconic image from 1986 – both showcasing how one can exude poise and grace effortlessly – there is no denying that wearing a black dress transcends time and trends.