The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has started a Pinterest page of snow-related art in the collection, and I was feeling particularly inspired by a couple of their posts.
|Park Street, Boston, about 1908. Arthur Clifton Goodwin|
|Snow Scene, about 1889. Theodore M. Wendel|
Aren't those fabulous?
The MFA's new American Wing has a room devoted to Boston impressionists, and there's a snow scene from that collection that is one of my favorite paintings on display. It's a beautiful image, it's Boston, and look at all the fabulous winter clothes!
|Boston Common at Twilight, 1885-6. Childe Hassam|
While I won't be wearing anything this fantastic today, here are some fabulous winter pieces for the next storm.
|Ermine accessories, 1890s (MET)|
|silk velvet and ermine embroidered ladies' shoes, 1840s (MFA)|
|fur-trimmed jacket by Pingat, 1885 (V&A)|
|Overboots, 1870s (MET)|
|fur and silk bonnet, 1870 (MET)|
|Evening coat by Worth, 1894 (MET)|
|Evening coat by Worth, 1912 (Charleston Museum)|
|Winter boots belonging to Empress Eugenie, 1862 (Bowes Museum)|
|Skating vest, 1870s (Manchester Gallery)--see Antonia's post on swan's down for more|
|red silk quilted skating ensemble, 1860s|
Off to play in the snow!