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The Young Girl from the 18th Century Illustrations in France

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:

La Jeune Fille de XVIII Siecle: The Young Girl from the 18th Century

I found this curious book some time ago. When you search for it on the internet, it’s prefaced with “nos petites grandes mères” or “our little grandmothers.” I love etchings and engravings (having done quite a few myself) so I when I first flipped through the pages, I marvelled at the romanticized French scenes from the 18th century.

…Continue reading here for Ashley’s article on these illustrations of women, and young girls. Her photos of the engravings give you a view of popular culture and beauty trends at that time.

Via:: Curious Provence


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Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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