List of illustrations Notes on contributors Foreword / Linda Peterson Introduction Industrious amateurism Women's work : the history of the Victorian domestic handicraft / Talia Schaffer Light work : feminine leisure and the making of transparencies / John Plunkett Pertinacious industry : the keyboard étude and the female amateur in E ngland, 1804-20 / Elizabeth Morgan Dresses and drapery : female self-fashioning in muslin, 1800-50 / Alice Barnaby The artistic career Contrary to the habits of their sex? : women drawing on wood and the careers of Florence and Adelaide Claxton / Catherine Flood The China painter : amateur celebrities and professional status at Howell and James "Royal Academy of China painting" / Anne Anderson Creative industry : design, art education and the woman professional / Patricia Zakreski Dorothy's career and other cautionary tales / Pamela Gerrish Nunn The craft of self-fashioning Negotiating fame : mid-Victorian women writers and the romantic myth of the gentlemanly reviewer / Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi Towards an iconography of ouida as a woman artist / Andrew King "Mady's tightrope walk" : the career of Marian Huxley Collier / Valerie Sanders Living art : Michael Field, aestheticism and dress / Ana Parejo Vadillo.
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