Category Archives: Baroque

THE story of Catalina de Erauso.

Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades ("The nun lieutenant").
Catalina de Erauso (Engraved from her portrait by Pacheco, 1630.)

Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola (* 1592 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain; † 1650 in Cuitlaxtla, New Spain, today Mexico) was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).

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Matron, maid, citizen. Bourgeois women 17th c.

Baroque, fashion, Germany, 17th century, Matron, maid, citizen,
German bourgeois women in 1644th. Matron, maid, citizen.

German baroque fashion in 1644th. Matron, maid, citizen.

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Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Women pirates, 18th century.

Anne Bonny, famous, female, pirates,

Anne Bonny (c. 1697 – c. 1782).

A BRACE OF WOMEN PIRATES. WOMEN WHO POSED AS MEN.

THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.

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Chevalier Charles d’Éon de Beaumont.

Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont

Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont. Chevalier d’Eon 1792. Painting by Thomas Stewart after Jean-Laurent Mosnier.

Chevalier Charles d’Éon.

Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France.
He remained famous for his pronounced taste for transvestis, because he lived large parts of his life as a woman and had a lifelong reputation as an excellent fencer.

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Shoes of the 18th century

Shoe, fashion, baroque, 18th century,

A SHOE OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE II. A LADY’S SHOE. COMBINED SHOE AND CLOG.

Shoes of the 18th century

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Fashion Reign James II, William I. England 17th century

Historic, dress, baroque, england, fashion history, james, william, mary, Elisabeth McClellan

REIGNS OF JAMES II – WILLIAM I AND MARY 1685-1700

REIGNS OF JAMES II – WILLIAM I AND MARY

1685-1700

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Terra di Lavoro. Two woolen carpets. Italy 18th c.

Antique, carpets, Italy, 18th century, Terra di Lavoro,

Carpets of the “Terra di Lavoro

Woolen carpets of Terra di Lavoro, 18th century.
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Gilt State Bed of Queen Marie Antoinette

Queen, Marie Antoinette, Gilt State Bed, Rococo, furniture, Philippe de Lassale, Fontainebleau

Gilt State Bed of Queen Marie Antoinette

Gilt State Bed of Queen Marie Antoinette

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London nobility fashion of 17th century.

17th, century, fashion, Baroque, costumes, London, England, Stuart,

A Nobleman and a Lady

Costume of London 1640

A Nobleman and a Lady. Baroque fashion. England Stuart period.

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England baroque fashion 1685. Reign of James II.

England baroque fashion. 17th century dress

Costume in the reign of James II., 1685

England baroque fashion 1685. Reign of James II.

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Dutch kitchen during the 17th century.

Dutch kitchen, 17th century Interior, furnishing, costumes.

Dutch kitchen Interior

Dutch kitchen during the 17th century.

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