Governess in the Victorian Era?
I am doing a project about governesses in the victorian era and i am having a really hard time trying to find pictures. If u find a picture please put the link at the bottom. I also need a video!!! it would be easier if u get it from youtube but watever is fine! thanks so much for all your help!!!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here's a painting by Richard Redgrave entitled "The Governess":
And here are a few more...
Abraham Solomon, "Portrait of Two Girls with Governess":
Rebecca Solomon, "The Governess":
Thomas Ballard, "The New Governess":
As for the video, you could show a clip from 'The Governess", a film starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Minnie Driver. Here's the trailer from YouTube:
or, you could show a scene from one of the many adaptations of "Jane Eyre" (if you haven't read it, Jane is a governss who falls in love with the father of the children she looks after). The one with Charlotte Gainsbourg is my favourite. Here's the "proposal scene":
- LiliLv 71 decade ago
Singason has given you some very good material, but I think you need to do some research on the lives of real Victorian governesses. The book below, which I've read, offers genuine historical information.
- 4 years ago
Those whoe were about 6 would work in the cotton mills, sewing factories or coal mines. In the victorian ere the Industrial revolution occured so thats what the kids were doing . Kids that were younger than six would be home alone.