Life on a castle. Ready to leave.
Chatelaine advances at the head of the procession. Mounted on a hatchet near by stands a page. On the right the lord dressed in green. Trumpet and bells lead the way. Miniature of the Breviary of Cardinal Grimani, attributed to Marciana Biblioteca of S.Marc, Venice. Fifteenth century.
PROCLAMATION OF A TOURNAMENT.
Anne Dauphine of Auvergne
A FRENCH LADY OF RANK. 15th century.
FIGURES OF ECCLESIASTICS.
FROM THE SCULPTURES OF THE CATHEDRAL OF CHARTRES.
CHARTRES is one of the most ancient and interesting towns in France. Popular traditions carry the date of the foundation of the city back to the times of the deluge; and it has been pretended by some of the old antiquaries that its splendid cathedral stands on the site of an ancient Druidical temple.
Head-dresses of the ladies of the fifteenth century
ELEGANCE and gracefulness, which had seldom exhibited themselves in the horned and peaked head-dresses of the ladies of the fifteenth century, began again to show themselves in the various headdresses of the beginning of the sixteenth. This was more especially visible in France, which country, then as now, took the lead in the fashions of dress.
Algeria Officer of the 9th regiment of horse hunters.
Inhabitants of Pluvigner, Bretagne 19th century.
The Burial of Atala.
Francois Auguste Chateaubriand’s “Atala.”