Would you buy a print called Echoes of the Stylish Set and the Fashionable Life in 1977?
Well, Albert Lynch’s Echoes of Bon Ton and the Life of Fashion in 1850 filled that niche for 1887.
Lynch carefully composes the scene to show off the furniture and clothes he highlights—but also to give a sense of the overall social dynamic. It is that attention to the conversations occurring which makes the scene so vivid.
But it is nonetheless purely suppositious.
(Lynch wasn’t even born until 1851.)
#sketchbook (em Camara de Comercio de Bogota (Chapinero))
June 23, 1611: The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson’s fourth voyage sets Hudson and his loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never seen again.
Gorham Manufacturing Co. (Frank J. Ready, designer), Memorial to Henry Hudson: The Arrival of the Halve Maen, 1609, 1908. Leaded glass. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the Society of the Daughters of Holland Dames of New York, 1908.40