Sunday, 11 May 2014

Silent Sunday - May 11th 2014


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  1. Really interesting portrait. I looked at it for a few mins! I always wonder what their story is.

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    1. She's an ancestor but I have no idea who. I am hoping some-one might be able to tell me at least the rough date this would have been painted.

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  2. I don't know who she is but her hair is exactly the same colour as her dress!

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    1. I know - I wonder if she always ended up wearing grey. I'm so glad I don't have to wear all that clobber and do my hair like that every day - it would scare the pigs! She's an unknown ancestor but I suspect she never got her hands dirty!

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  3. It would be so interesting to know her story!

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    1. I know! I am hoping someone might be able to shed some light on her costume or hairstyle.

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  4. You've changed a lot since I last saw you. Have you had your hair done?

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    1. Do you like the new look then, Paul?! Seriously though can you imagine having to get into that lot every day? I wonder how many overworked servants she had?

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  5. Hope you find out more about her history, sounds like it could be a fascinating story.

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    1. Thank you Sarah - hopefully one day I will know more about her.

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  6. what a wonderful place to live! As for the portrait, I have no idea - where did you find it?

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    1. Thank you - it's a picture at Mum's house of an unknown ancestor.

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  7. Very interesting photo. She looks like I imagine Queen Marie Antoinette would have looked. Wonder how they managed to go to the toilet with all that lot on?!

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    1. Maybe I am descended from French aristocracy! And as for going to the toilet I have no idea. Possibly with a servant in tow!

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  8. Wow... That's quite a portrait! Imagine having to dress like that every day, it would take hours! :D

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    1. But then she probably didn't have much else to occupy her day with!

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  9. Beautiful portrait. French? Mel #SilentSunday

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    1. Unlikely - more possibly English or Scottish although I think my Scottish ancestors at the time she was pointed were poor!

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  10. I hope you do find out more about this ancestor one day Rosie.

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    1. Thank you Cathy - so do I. I have emailed the picture and another one from the same period to various family members to see if they can shed any light on her.

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  11. What a nice portrait. Always leaves me wondering the story behind the person though, seeing things like this.

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    1. It is lovely isn't it and all the more special for me knowing I am related to her. Not that you'd catch me in a dress like that mind!

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  12. What an interesting picture and curious tale, hope you find some answers x #silentsunday

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    1. Thank you Kirsty - I have a few family members looking at her to see if they know anything.

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  13. Beautiful portrait....Would be so interesting to find out more about who the lady was. x

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    1. I am hoping the Internet may help with my research!

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  14. Such a stunning picture, I would love to wear those sort of dresses, so swishy but highly impractical i'm sure ;) #silentsunday

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    1. I actually think they would be really uncomfortable - all that waist pulling in and the weight of them.

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  15. What a fab picture to have of one of ancestors.

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  16. Nice picture and I love the fact the wallpaper frames it :-)

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    1. However the wallpaper en masse is rather overpowering!

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