Adorn yourself with these gorgeous custom earrings, inspired by Lady Caroline Montagu in Byronic Costume, one of the most beloved paintings in the Chazen collection! Available exclusively from the Chazen Museum of Art.
Lady Caroline Montagu (d. 1892), daughter of the Fifth Duke of Manchester, was painted by George Hayter in 1831. She is depicted as a Haidée, a figure from Lord Byron’s epic poem Don Juan. In Byron’s work, Don Juan is shipwrecked on a Greek pirate island where he meets Haidée, the pirate’s daughter. Dressed in an elaborate and brightly colored costume, with a dagger in her sash and a treasure chest at her side, Lady Caroline looks the part. However, the decorum of her pose and expression are appropriate for a woman of her social status in British society.
George Hayter (English, 1792-1871), Portrait of Lady Caroline Montagu in Byronic Costume, 1831, oil on canvas, Evjue Foundation Grant purchase in honor of Mrs. Frederick W. Miller, 1993.44
Brass with gold plating