Category Archives: 17th Century

Musketeer and Pikeman costumes in the 17th Century.

French Musketeer costumes. Baroque Costumes in the 17th Century. Pikeman dress, French Cavalry clothing. Dutch noblemen

Costumes in the 17th Century

Costumes in the 17th Century. Baroque period.

Second third of the XVII. Century.
Top row left: Musketeer and Pikeman costumes in the Thirty Years’ War. Right: German nobles.
Bottom row left to right: French Cavalry. Right: Dutch nobles..

On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.

English Baroque fashion in the 16th and 17th Century.

English Baroque fashion in the 16th and 17th Century. Spanish court dress. Medieval clothing. Renaissance costumes.

English Baroque fashion in the XVI. and XVII. Century.

English Baroque fashion in the 16th and 17th Century.

Top row left: Distinguished Women from London in the Spanish Baroque fashion of the year 1590. Right: London merchant and merchant’s wife in the background a officer of the year 1590.
Bottom row left: Merchant woman, a servant and citizen woman from London in the fashion of the year 1590. Right: Middle-class woman, lady on the street, Lord Manors wife and matron in London in the Baroque fashion of the year 1640.

On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.

Ecclesiastical robes. 16th and 17th Century.

16th and 17th Century. Ecclesiastical robes. Swiss Guard. Pope in the robes. Deacon with the dalmatic and Alba. Altar boy in surplice.

Ecclesiastical robes. XVI. and XVII. Century.

Ecclesiastical robes. 16th and 17th Century.

Top row left to right: Chamberlain. Cardinal. Prelate. Right: Deacon with the dalmatic and Alba. Altar boy in surplice. Subdeacon in the Alba and colored stole. Continue reading

French baroque period. Silk design fabric 17th century.

French silk design fabric with velvet apliques 17th century. Baroque textil design. Musée de Cluny

French silk design fabric 17th century.

French silk design fabric 17th century

The fragment of cloth, to be seen in the Cluny museum and wereof our actual plate is a full reproduction, is inconsiderable; indeed, its dimensions rather fail to give us a clue to the use of the whole fabric; still we may surmise that it was of old portion of sacerdotal raiment. Its ornaments are exquisite and slightly in relief on the ground. They possess correctness and chasteness, and stand an exception in the ornamentation of this kind and of this epoch.

XVII Century. French factory. (Louis XIII.) Silk fabric with velvet apliques. Musée de Cluny. (Size of execution.)
XVII Siècle. Fabrique Française. (Louis XIII.) Tissu en soie avec apliques de velours. Musée de Cluny. (Grandeur d’exécution.)

Venetian Helmet. 17th Century

XVII Century Helmet. Venetian manufactures. Defensive weapons. Armor Baroque Soldier.

17th Century Helmet.

Venetian Helmet. XVII Century.

Venetian manufactures. Collection of the Emperor Napoleon III. Defensive weapons. Helmet. Baroque period. XVII Siècle. Fabrique Vénitienne. Collection de l’Empereur Napoleon III. Armes Défensives. Casque.

This fine show, or state-helmet has a Venetian orign and was a part of the fine collection of arms of emperor Napoleon III. Its general shape is that of the Italian sallets in the XVth. century. The crest, showing the Venice lion springing out of a fortress, and the ornaments in the form of foliages, are in gilt bronze, from a full cast. The whole ornamentation, of a very decorative effect, is put upon a ground of red velvet and ornaments stands a shell of polished steel. No withour hesitation do we give to this caque the date of the ≈√⁄th century; on might perhaps bring it back up the end of the XVth., considering, the forward state of the Italian art at this epoch. Be it as it may, it is a fine work and of a grand style, wich it is possible to produce again, tha is true, but wich may still become a teaching to many a sculptor and historical painter.

To the gilt ornaments cut more value is given from this calculated opposition, and they moeover contribute to give the richness and eclat wich are the chief meri of the object.