Category Archives: 18th Century

Costume and Fashion History during the 18th Century. Clothing of the Late Baroque, Rococo, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Rose Bertin Minister of Fashion at the court of Marie Antoinette. The French Revolution fashion period of Incroyables and Merveilleuses. The Georgians and Regency period.

Modes Parisiennes. French rococo costumes, Ancien Régime.

Modes Parisiennes, French Marquise and Marquis Rococo costume. France 18th century clothing. Louis XV Ancien Régime fashion. Court Dress in Versailles

Modes Parisiennes, Reign of Louis XV, 1763

Modes Parisiennes. Court dress in the Reign of Louis XV,

French rococo costumes 1763. Marquise and Marquis dancing in Versailles

Marie-Antoinette Ball Scene 2006 (Director: Sofia Coppola)


“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

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French Lord in Rococo costume and Allonge wig.

French Lord with Allonge wig in Rococo costume. 18th century clothing. Louis XV Ancien Régime fashion. Court Dress in Versailles

French Lord, Reign Of Louis XVI, 1775.

French Lord in Rococo costume and Allonge wig.

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

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Rococo court costumes, Reign Of Louis XV, 1745.

French Rococo Court Costumes. France 18th century clothing. Louis XV Ancien Régime fashion. Court Dress in Versailles

Court Costumes, Reign Of Louis XV, 1745.

Rococo court costumes, Reign Of Louis XV, 1745.

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Marie Camargo, Opera dancer, ballerina in 1730.

Marie Camargo, Opera dancer, ballerina. Rococo fashion. Baroque costumes.

Melle Camargo Reign of Louis XV 1730

Marie Camargo, Opera dancer, ballerina in 1730.

La Camargo in the Reign of Louis XV 1730

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Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis. Rege de Louis XIV 1706.

Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis. Rege de Louis XIV

Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis. Rege de Louis XIV 1706.

Knight of St. Louis (Chevalier de St. Louis), Reign of Louis XIV 1706.

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Marguerite Victoire Babois, French writer 1760-1839

Marguerite Victoire Babois, French writer, Portrait, Artist during French empire period.

Marguerite Victoire Babois 1760-1839

Marguerite Victoire Babois, French writer 1760-1839

Victory Babois Marguerite, born October 6, 1760 in Versailles, died March 18, 1839 in Paris was a French writer, author of elegies and other poems which have placed her name at the forefront of French elegiac poets.
Victory Babois was born into a family of merchants. She is the niece of the poet Jean-François Ducis.
Victory Babois does not publish literary works before the age of thirty. It was her uncle who had driven her to write. She published her first elegies in 1805, the year of the death of her daughter, although they were written between 1792 and 1795. Her works have been collected under the title „ Élégies et poésies diverses „ (1810). She stops her literary career in 1836, due to medical problems.

Gallery: Famous French women during the 17th and 18th century
Early feminist. More: French Portail des femmes, English Portal:Feminism

American Colonial style 18th century

Old State House, Boston, Massachusetts. American colonial architecture

Old State House (Georgian), Boston, Massachusetts

American Colonial style 18th century.

Brief overview of the cultural epochs by using selected characteristic elements of style.

American colonial costumes from 1760 and 1717. Man and woman Puritan costumes. Quaker costume.

American Colonial furniture, spinning wheels and lighting articles: Arm chair, highboy, Paul Revere lantern, candlestick, cradle, ladder back chair, gate leg table, butterfly table, spinning wheel for flax and a wool spinning wheel.

American Colonial furniture and Architectural decorations.

American colonial living room drapery with wood cornice. American colonial design and furniture

American colonial living room

American colonial living room drapery with wood cornice.

English American Settlements later Part of 17th Century. English Colonies.

English American Settlements later Part of 17th Century

English American Settlements

Underlined names were English Colonies before 1700.
Map by Longmans, Green & Co. Ldt. London, New York, Toronto, Bombay, Calcutta & Madras. Map XXVI.

 

Chinese noble woman Qing Dynasty costume.

Chinese noble woman in Qing Dynasty costume. Chinese National clothing. female dress

Qing Dynasty costume

Chinese Noble Woman 18th century Qing Dynasty costume.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.

Young Neapolitan Girl. Italian 18th century clothing.

Italian Neapolitan Girl in national clothing. Traditional Neapolitan costume

Young Neapolitan Girl

Young Neapolitan Girl. Italian 18th century clothing.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.
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Flemish woman in 18th century

Flemish national costume. Female rococo clothing. Dutch folk dress

Flemish woman in 18th century

Flemish woman in costume of 18th century, rococo fashion period.

Historically, Flanders and Flemish refers only to the provinces of West Flanders and East Flanders, or the former County of Flanders, which is the western part of today’s Flanders region. Flemish people today refer to themselves as the Dutch-speaking inhabitants of the Belgian region of Flanders and a part of the Dutch-speaking inhabitants of the Brussels-Capital Region.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.

Rococo ball gown in the time of Louis XVI

French Rococo ball gown. Marie Antoinette costume ideas. 18th century clothing. Versailles court dress

Ball Gown in the time of Louis XVI

Rococo ball gown in the time of Louis XVI, 18th century.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.

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