Category Archives: 1550

Costumes and Fashion in 1550, 16th century. Late medieval dresses.

Henry II as Captain Chevau-Légers. 16th century.

French king Henry II. Captain Chevau-Légers. Renaissance era. 16th century costumes

Portrait of Henry II as Captain Chevau-Légers.

Portrait of Henry II as Captain Chevau-Légers.

Portrait de Henri II, En Capitaine de Chevau-Legers. D’apres les antiquités de Wilhelm. Continue reading

Tudor England clothing 1550 to 1580, 16th century.

Tudor England clothing 1550 to 1580. Renaissance era.

From left: Nobleman, Military habit, Middle Class, Noble ladies, London Merchant.

Tudor England clothing 1550 to 1580. Renaissance era.

From left: Nobleman, Military habit, Middle Class, Noble ladies, London Merchant.

From the book: Pictures and short extracts from The National and Domestic History of England (A.D. 1399 – 1603), by William Hickman Smith Aubrey (1858 – 1916). Google Book, Amazon

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  1. The reign of Elizabeth. The days of Queen Bess.
  2. Mary Queen of Scots at Lochleven Castle
  3. French lady at the court of Marie Stuart.
  4. King James (1566-1625) from England. Son of Marie Stuart.
  5. Pictures and Royal Portraits Illustrative of English and Scottish History:

The english boy king Edward VI.

English boy king Edward VI. Tudor era clothing. 16th century

The english boy king Edward VI.

The english boy king Edward VI.

Edward Tudor; 1537 – 1553, was the third monarch of the Tudor dynasty from 1547 to 1553 King of England and Ireland. He was the only legitimate son of Henry VIII. (With his third wife Jane Seymour) and ascended after his death the age of nine to the English throne. Continue reading

Mary Queen of Scots at Lochleven Castle

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Tudor Costume.

Mary, Queen of Scots at Lochleven Castle

Mary Queen of Scots at Lochleven Castle

Maria Stuart 1542-1587 born as Mary Stewart, was on 14 December 1542 to the July 24, 1567 as Mary I Queen of Scotland and through her marriage to Francis II. from 1559 to 1560 Queen of France. Continue reading

Renaissance Armor. Closed helmet with visor. 1500-1550.

Renaissance Armor. Closed helmet with visor.

Closed helmet with visor. 1500-1550.

Renaissance Armor. Closed helmet with visor. 1500-1550.

 Europa (Provenance unknown). Yelmo cerrado, y con visera. 1500-1550.

Source: Galería del Arte Decorativo: Enciclopedia Universal de Trajes, Armas, Muebles, Arquitectura, Útiles Domésticos y Ornamentación de Todos los Tiempos. Editor: J. Aleu Fugarull, Barcelona 1824.

Lady Jane Grey declining the english crown.

Lady Jane Grey. Tudor costumes. England 15th century fashion. Queen of England.

Lady Jane Grey declining the english crown

Lady Jane Grey declining the english crown by Robert Smirke.

Lady Jane Grey (c.1536 – 1554) was an English noblewoman and the de facto Queen of England for nine days. She was the eldest surviving daughter of Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and his wife Frances Brandon. Her maternal grandmother was Mary Tudor Brandon, the younger sister of Henry VIII. Jane Grey is one of the most popular figures of the Tudor period. One reason for this is that there are no contemporary, clearly identified portraits of her. Also, there are no contemporary descriptions of Jane. Jane Grey claimed in 1553 for a short time the title of Queen of England. Since then, she has been dubbed The Nine Days’ Queen or The Thirteen Days’ Queen .

Engraved by William Bromley, from Hume’s The History of England, circa 1793.

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  1. Tudor Queen. The offer of the crown to Lady Jane Grey. Pictures and Royal Portraits illustrative of English and Scottish History by Thomas Archer. London 1878. Free ebook. Amazon.
  2. English history
  3. Pictures and Royal Portraits illustrative of English and Scottish History.

Renaissance fashion under the Reign of Henry II. 16th century.

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Renaissance Fashion under the Reign of Henri II. 16th century costumes. Nobility court dress.

Fashion under the Reign of Henri II. 1547 TO 1558.

Fashion under the Reign of Henry II. 1547 TO 1558.

(Renaissance fashion period)
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The Spanish Fashion. French nobility in court dresses, 16th century.

Spanish Baroque and Renaissance costumes. The Spanish fashion and court dress. Costume Designer ideas and research

French Nobility in 1570.

Spanish Fashion at the French court in 1550

It is the time of the late Renaissance, the Thirty Years War, marked by the Counter-Reformation, with the associated dominance of the Spanish Baroque.
 In view of the dominance of Spanish, captured the cool elegance of the Spanish court dress, European countries. It replaced the elegant and light fashion of the Renaissance, as the dissolute and proclaimed the modesty and chastity of the Catholic Church ran contrary.
The man is wearing a waist-length jacket which was named after its final form “goose belly”. It was closed by a central row of buttons. It was padded and formed beads on the sleeves. The sleeves and the collar was completed by ruffles cuffs. The sleeves are long with fabric ribbons, which look like a throwback to the Burgundian fashion of Houppelande. The collars should develop during the course of the Spanish fashion to the so-called millstone ruffs. They restricted the movement a strong and looked like a statement said that the carrier or bearer in the most impossible positions attitude preserved.
The pants had a high waist and was padded as well as the jacket and produced a wide hip. This he wears buckled shoes and stockings.
The clothes of the woman meets the man’s. A stiff corset bodice with drop waist. The narrow sleeves and collar are also completed by ruffles cuffs. The hairstyle is, given the limited range of motion, carried high. The skirt is floor length and richly decorated. Forward it will be kept open so that the cone-shaped bottom skirt that was also decorated came forward. The aim of the clothing was the complete concealment of the body. The women wore under the long skirt the Kothurne, the shoes were made of wood or cork. The church was full of praise for the way these uncomfortable shoes because they prevented the dance and even the physical pleasures were opposed. They got the wearers, such shoes, the drain.

16th century Spanish court dress.

Spanish fashion court dress, Farthingale, Millstone collar, ruff, 16th centuries costumes

Spanish fashion, court dress 16th century, 1550.

16th century Spanish court dress, Renaissance Period.

Mode of the nobility during the Second third of the 16th century, to 1550th.
Upper half of the picture: German nobles, Spanish nobles
Lower half of the picture: Nobility from the court of France.

“On the history of costumes”. Munich pictures sheets. Published by Braun & Schneider, Munich c.1858 -1898s.

Renaissance Costumes from Venice in 16th century.

Italian medieval mens dresses. Renaissance nobility clothing from Venice. Middle ages carnival costumes.

Venice 16th century

Italian medieval mens dresses. Renaissance nobility clothing from Venice. Middle ages carnival costumes.

Venice costumes

Italian Knight and warrior in armor and court dress

Italian Nobility

Venice carnival costumes. Middle ages dresses and clothing.

Venice fashion

Italian medieval mens dresses. Renaissance nobility clothing from Venice. Middle ages carnival costumes

Nobel men of Venice, Knight.

Italian medieval mens dresses. Renaissance nobility clothing from Venice. Middle ages carnival costumes

Venice fashion 16th century

Italian medieval mens dresses. Renaissance nobility clothing from Venice. Middle ages carnival costumes

Nobel men of Venice

Italian medieval mens dresses. Renaissance clothing from Venice. Carnival costumes

Venice mens dress

Renaissance Costumes from Venice in 16th century.

By Giacomo Franco (1550-1620), published in Venice, 1609.
by Beinecke Library