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There was a lull in the popularity of the game in the eighteenth century, but by the 1860s, lawn tennis was firmly established as a favorite sporting activity, particularly in Britain. In 1877, the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club (AECLTC), the ruling body for the Wimbledon Championships, established the first Championship match, a Gentleman's Singles Event. There were no formal dress codes. Instead, the AECLTC relied on the unwritten rules of middle-class decorum. Men traditionally wore white flannels with long-sleeved white cotton shirts. However, for women, the fashions of the time made it difficult to find a practical alternative to the restrictive clothes of the period. Lawn tennis shoes, black with India rubber soles (Cunnington and Mansfield, p. 88) were helpful, but long narrow skirts with trains,
What a bevy of beauties does the mere mention of it conjure up to our recollection The lovely Hamilton, the blushing Bagot, the bewitching Stewart, the tender-eyed Temple, La triste Heriti&re, Nell Gwyn. Who has not doated on them in the Memoirs of Grain-mont, or on the walls of Hampton Court Charles II.'s beauties were the very reverse of their mothers in dress as in demeanour. The starched ruff, the steeple-crowned hat, the rigid stomacher, and the stately fardingale, were banished with the gravity and morality of their wearers. A studied negligence, an elegant deshabille, is the prevailing character of the costume in which they are nearly all represented their glossy ringlets, escaping from a simple bandeau of pearls, or adorned by a single rose, fall in graceful profusion upon snowy necks, unveiled by even the transparent lawn of the band or the partelet, and the fair round arm, bare to the elbow, reclines upon the voluptuous satin petticoat, while the...
One of the main premises of the Society was the belief that women should forsake heavy undergarments and corsets, as such items restricted movement. In later years members adopted short jackets with bifurcated knee-length skirts, as it was believed such garments enhanced physical mobility. The introduction of new sports such as bicycling and lawn tennis greatly assisted the growing tendency toward functional clothing. In these arenas bifurcated garments became an acceptable mode of sports dress.
Lawn tennis became a popular sport in England and the United States in the 1870s. However, women's clothes made few conces Lawn tennis became a popular sport in England and the United States in the 1870s. Women's restrictive clothing made few concessions to the sport, whereas men's clothes allowed for more freedom of movement. by permission of Bettmann Lawn tennis became a popular sport in England and the United States in the 1870s. Women's restrictive clothing made few concessions to the sport, whereas men's clothes allowed for more freedom of movement. by permission of Bettmann
My oil painting shown left is a more familiar example as it is arguably the most famous hole in golf. The tee is on a hill above the green and the length of hole is 155yds. It is a par 3. Again, under normal circumstances, it is impossible for the human eye to focus on both the green and the tee as it is for a camera to satisfactorily render such images. This is still a most beutiful landscape even if it is a golf hole and mown grass is merely an earthbound oilslick. If you summise I refuse to mow the lawn and still play a little bad golf you might well be on the right track
TENNIS COSTUMES The game of tennis or Jeu de Paume originated in France in the thirteenth century. It was played on an indoor court and became known as Real Tennis in Britain, Court Tennis in the United States, and Royal Tennis in Australia. No special clothes were worn by the nobility who played this game, although King Henry VIII, who was a keen player, preferred playing in a linen shirt and breeches. By the seventeenth century, a player is mentioned cloathed all in white (Cunnington and Mansfield, p. 86), the first reference to what was to become the standard color for the newer game of long, open, or lawn tennis, which was played outside.
The strongest influence on the color in shadow is usually the color of a secondary light source. The best example is an outdoor scene on a sunny day. The main light source is direct sun, which is slightly yellowish. The secondary light source is the sky, which is blue. The color of the sky will be the strongest color influence, other than the body color of each surface, in all areas facing it not lit by direct sunlight. The sun's rays, striking directly, are so much stronger than the light of the secondary source (the sky) as to effectively overcome the color influence of the sky in those areas, replacing it in the highlights with its own color plus white. In other words, direct sunlight eats the blue. When a cloud obscures the sun, the sky becomes the primary light source, and its color, blue, becomes an influence in the lighted areas, until the cloud moves away and allows the direct rays of the sun to again eat the blue. All areas then in shadow retain the blue influence of the sky,...
Of the reign of Edward IV. is no whit behind that of their lords in extravagance or splendour. Mon-strelet tells us that, about the year 1467, the ladies left off the fashion of wearing tails to their gowns, and in their room substituted borders of lettice and marten skins, or of velvet and other materials, as wide and sometimes wider than a whole breadth of the stuff. They wore on their heads round caps, gradually diminishing to the height of half an ell, or three quarters, as some had them with loose kerchiefs atop, hanging down sometimes as low as the ground. They began to wear their girdles of silk much larger than they were accustomed to do, with the clasps more sumptuous, and collars of chains of gold about their necks much quainter than before ( plus cointement ), and in a greater variety. Paradin says the ladies ornamented their heads with certain rolls of linen pointed like steeples, generally half, and sometimes three quarters of an ell in height. These were called by some,...
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