After finding and posting the above "poster" (or what I'm calling poster) on Thursday I had a few comments that made me want to make some posters of my own.
As Miss Anna Olivia pointed out Jane Austen's gentlemen weren't the only literary characters who would have worn cravats. Cravats were worn throughout the entire 18th and 19th centuries.
Cravats in period art.
Dickens Gentlemen from: Bleak House, David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby and Little Dorrit.
Elizabeth Gaskell's Gentlemen from: Cranford, Return to Cranford, Wives & Daughters and North & South.
Two gentlemen and one scoundrel from Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now.
Photos of Charlotte Bronte's Mr. Rochester from various Jane Eyre adaptations.
Gentlemen from various period dramas all wearing various styles of cravats.
And for Melody and Charity U who both wished Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy had been included in the first poster. As I said I didn't make the first poster otherwise this Mr. Darcy would have definitely been included (along with a different Captain Wentworth)!
I'm sorry if there was any particular gentleman I missed. I tried to do these posters fairly quickly, otherwise I could spend days going through photos. I had too much fun doing these!
There's really nothing like a gentleman all dressed up in period attire!
I hope you're having a great weekend!
Your's Very Truly,