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

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 Stuart, Queen of Scotland.

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. Tudor Costume.

Mary, Queen of Scots at Lochleven Castle

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.

Mary 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.

Reign of Henry II. 16th century fashion.

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Renaissance fashion. 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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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.

French nobleman and nobelwoman 1550. French Court Dress

French Renaissance costumes. 16th century fashion

French nobleman and nobelwoman 1550.

French nobleman and nobelwoman 1550. French Court Dress 16th century.

The nobleman wears a typical element of the Spanish fashion, the short, loose-fitting cloak, called the Spanish Cape. This was not buttoned and was loose over her shoulders.
This he wears a waist-length, quilted jacket with a mandarin collar, which was called “goose belly”. It was closed by a central row of buttons. The sleeves are occupied by frill sleeves.
Harem pants with a padded waist high set. Buckled shoes and stockings. On his head a little beret and a beard. A long iron spike completes the appearance.
The nobel woman is in stiff corset bodice with drop waist. The narrow sleeves and collar are also completed by ruffles cuffs. The shoulders are padded bead. The style is worn high. The skirt is floor length and richly decorated. Forward it will be kept open so that the cone-shaped, stiff petticoat, which is also decorated emerges. This was the forerunner of the crinoline (Farthingale, Vertugado, Hoop skirt). A headdress she wears an ornate bead cap, called Escoffion.
She wears under the long skirt the Kothurne that shoes are made of wood or cork. The folds of the dress are over with hot iron and wire into shape.

The Spanish fashion. Late Renaissance costumes in the transition to the Counter-Reformation, early Baroque period.