Category Archives: 17th Century

Charles I and The English Civil War 1642-1649.

England history 17th century. Baroque costumes. England Civil War

The opening scene of the Great Civil War. Charles I erecting his standard at Nottingham August 22nd 1642.

 Charles I and The English Civil War 1642-1649.

The English Civil War was fought 1642-1649 between supporters of King Charles I of England (“Cavaliers”) and those of the English Parliament (“Roundheads”). It reflects not only the tensions between the absolutist minded King and the House of Commons, but also the contrasts between Anglicans, Puritans, Presbyterians and Catholics erupted. The war ended with the execution of the King, the temporary abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic in England.

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Timpanist and Drummer on Horse. 17th century fashion.

Timpanist and Drummer on Horse. 17th century fashion. Baroque uniforms. Military costumes.

Timpanist and Drummer on Horse. 17th century.

Timpanist and Drummer on Horse. 17th century.

Timbalier, Tambour à Cheval. (XVIIe siècle). Règne de Louis XIV. Gravure extraite de l’ouvrage de H. Gourdon de Genouillac.

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Knight of The Order of St. Louis. Reign of Louis XIV, 1680.

Grand-Croix.Louis XIV Order of St. Louis. Knight. 17th century. Baroque fashion.

Knight of The Order of St. Louis. Reign of Louis XIV, 1680.

Knight of The Order of St. Louis. Reign of Louis XIV, 1680.

Chevalier de Saint-Louis. Rege de Louis XIV. Laitière en 1680.

The Order of Saint Louis was founded on April 5, 1693 by King Louis XIV. Of France and awarded for military merit.  The Order consisted of three classes and the number of members was limited: Continue reading

Prime Carriages under Louis XIII. 17th Century.

Prime Carriages. 17th Century fashion. Baroque costumes.

Prime Carriages under Louis XIII. 17th Century.

Prime Carriages under Louis XIII. 17th Century.

Les premiers carrosses sous Louis XIII (XVIIe siècle). Bibliothèque Nationale. Cabinet des Estampes dꞌ après Raimbaut. Gravure extraite de l’ ouvrage de H. Gourdon de Genouillac. Histoire nationale de Paris et des Parisiens depuis la fondation de Lutèce jusqu’à nos jours.
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Shops at Galerie du Palais de Justice. 17th century.

Baroque fashion. 17th century shop. Louis XIII costumes.

Shops at Galerie du Palais de Justice. 17th century.

Shops at Galerie du Palais de Justice. 17th century. Reign of Louis XIII. National Library.

Les Boutiques de la Galerie du Palais de Justice. Règne de Louis XIII. Bibliothèque Nationale.
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Flemish damascene, Embroidery Designs, 17th Century.

Flemish damascene, Embroidery Designs, 17th Century. Baroque fashion.

Flemish damascene, Embroidery Designs, 17th Century.

Flemish damascene, Embroidery Designs, 17th Century.

A variety of tapestry, drapery, and damascened designs that date back to the 17th century baroque era. Continue reading

French prince and maid of honor costumes in the Reign of Louis XIV.

French prince. Maid of honor. Louis XIV costumes. Baroque fashion

French prince and maid of honor costumes in the Reign of Louis XIV.

French prince and maid of honor in the Reign of Louis XIV.

Costume Prince. (According to a painting by Van der Meulen, in 1670.)
Costume maid of honor, (From Petitot, in 1661. Reign of Louis XIV.)

Costume de Prince. (D’après le tableau de Van der Meulen, en 1670.)
Costume de demoiselle d’honneur, (D’après Petitot, en 1661. Reign de Louis XIV.)
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Lord and French nobles fashion. 16th century. Reign of Louis XIII.

 

French nobles fashion. 16th century baroque costumes.

Lord and French nobles. 16th century. Reign of Louis XIII. From the table of Abraham Bosse in 1633.

Lord and French nobles. 16th century. Reign of Louis XIII.

Seigneur et nobles Français. XVIe siècle. Règne de Louis XIII. D’après le tableau d’Abraham Bosse, en 1633.
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French lord in the reign of King Louis XIV.

French lord. costume. French Baroque fashion. 17th century costume

French lord in the reign of King Louis XIV. 17th century. According to Chevallier-Chevignard.

French lord in the reign of King Louis XIV. 17th century.

Seigneur. Règne de Louis XIV. XVIIe siècle. D’après le Chevallier-Chevignard.

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Lord and Ladies costumes after the edict of 1633.

French Lord, Ladies costume. Sumptuary law. 17th century baroque fashion.

Lord and Ladies costumes after the edict of 1633. According to Abraham Bosse. Reign of Louis XIII.

Lord and Ladies costumes after the edict of 1633.

Costume de Seigneur et de Dames. Apres l’édit de réforme 1633. D’après Abraham Bosse.

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Types of Paris in the 17th century.

Types of Paris. Baroque era, 17th century costumes

Types of Paris. Prosecutor. Seller of oysters. Merchant vinegar.

Types of Paris in the 17th century. Baroque era.

Prosecutor. Seller of oysters. Merchant of vinegar. Reign of Louis XIII, son of Henry IV and Marie de Medici. From the types of Paris. Continue reading