Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814.
French First Empire fashion. (England Regency, Georgian fashion period)
Joséphine de Beauharnais 1763 – 1814. Pastel By Pierre Prud’hon.
England Regency period. France first empire. French Romantic painting of the young Joséphine de Beauharnais (about 1790) before she became the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.
From the Book: Life of Napoleon Bonaparte; (1896) by Sloane, William Milligan.
First decade of the 19th century. German Empire.
Top row left: Women in spencer. Right: Lady in a ball gown, 1805. Lady with cylinder hat.
Bottom row left: Lady in Dronissete. Lady in Robe. Right: German court dress. Man in Carrick (Coachman coat. The actor David Garrick let himself customize this jacket in the 18th century as the first: many, superimposed pelerines should protect the English landed gentry, and later manorial coachman from rain and moisture.).
On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.