Category Archives: Portugal

Éléonore de Portugal. Impératrice 15ème siècle.

Eléonore de Portugal, Impératrice. 15 vêtements de siècle. costumes de la noblesse médiévale. la mode gothique

Éléonore de Portugal. Impératrice 15ème siècle.

Éléonore de Portugal (~ 1436-1467).

Impératrice du Saint-Empire romain germanique.

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Porto folk costume. Traditional Portugal costume.

Portogese folk dress. Traditional Portugal national costumes. Portugese Ethnic garment.

Young Girl from Porto. Portugal.

Young Girl from Porto. Portugal 1843.

Costume Traditionnel Jeune Fille a Porto. Portugal.

Gallery: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel  by Auguste Wahlen.

Pardilhó Merchant folk costume 1843.

Pardilhó Merchant folk costume. Traditional Portugal folk dress

Merchant of Fish fom Pardilhó, Portugal.

Pardilhó Merchant folk costume 1843.

Costume Traditionnel Marchande de Poissons de Pardilhó. Portugal. 

Gallery: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel  by Auguste Wahlen.

Inquisition costumes of Spain and Portugal.

Spain Inquisition costumes ideas. Catholic church clothing. Criminal Habits dresses

The Standards & Criminal Habits used by the Inquisition

Inquisition costumes of Spain and Portugal. Dominican Order.

“The Standards & Criminal Habits used by the Inquisition In the Dominions of Spain and Portugal” . Engraved for the Universal Magazine for Hinton at the Kings Arms in St. Pauls Church Yard, London 1748.

Associated with:  The Rise of Monachism. Monastic costumes history.

Bishop of Guarda, Portugal 1808.

Traditional Portuguese Bishop costume. Ecclesiastical clothing. Purple mantle of silk, lined with crimson.

BISHOP OF GUARDA.

BISHOP OF GUARDA.

THIS sketch represents the ordinary dress of the Bishops of Portugal, and bears some general resemblance to the respectable prelate, whose name is here introduced. Continue reading

Girl of Guarda, Portugal 1808

Traditional Portuguese costumes. Guarda woman dress and clothing

Girl of Guarda

GIRL OF GUARDA.

THE approach to Guarda through the valley of saint Anthonio, formed by two parallel branches of the Serra da Estrella is beautiful and romantic.
The city is built on the highest of these mountains, and is considered the most elevated situation in Portugal. Its climate is cold and damp, but the salutary effects of the mountain breezes is visible in the blooming countenance and animated character, which distinguish its inhabitants, from those of the plain.
There is something singular and picturesque in the appearance of the young women, who are employed in carrying water pitchers to and from the wells. When empty, the pitcher is balanced on the head in the manner represented by the sketch, unsupported by the hands, and without any apparent restraint. Their dress is far from inelegant, and consists of no other colours than brown and blue. They wear no stockings; but their feet are protected by neat sandals.

Gallery: The Peninsula War.
Sketches of the country, character, and costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809.

Peasant boy of Nisa, Portugal 1808

Traditional Portuguese costumes. Nisa Peasant clothing. The Peninsula War.

PEASANT BOY OF NISA.

PEASANT BOY OF NISA.

IN this district a variation is observable in the dress of the peasantry, and bespeaks the contiguity of the Spanish frontier. Instead of cocked hats, which are so general in Estramadura, round ones with immense brims are used, turned up at the sides, or brought over the face, according to the fancy of the wearer.
Cloaks of dark brown are here generally worn.

Gallery: The Peninsula War.
Sketches of the country, character, and costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809.

Lady of Lisbon. Of the middle Class.

Traditional Portuguese costumes. Lisbon woman dress and clothing

Lady of Lisbon of the Middle Class

LADY OF LISBON. Of the middle Class.

THE Ladies of Portugal are generally handsome, and in many instances may boast the highest pretensions to beauty.
Their features are regular, their dark eyes full of expression, and they are justly celebrated for the clearness of their complexion, and the interesting character of their countenance.
Though their figures are rather en bon point, they are well shaped, and seldom exceed the middle height.
In the costume of the Ladies of rank, which partakes of the English or French fashion, there appears nothing to constitute peculiarity; and all that is remarkable in the dress of those of the middle class, is a white handkerchief worn as a head dress, and a cloak resembling the capa, which is worn over the person.

Gallery: The Peninsula War.
Sketches of the country, character, and costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809.

Gentleman of Lisbon Portugal 1808

Portuguese habit, Roman toga, Fidalgos, Rihhands. Traditional Portuguese costumes. Lisbon man dress and clothing. The Peninsula War.

GENTLEMAN OF LISBON

GENTLEMAN OF LISBON.

THIS sketch represents a Gentleman in the ordinary Portuguese habit. The capa or cloak, the remains of the Roman toga, is worn in Lisbon by every class of citizens, its use is not confined to auy particular season, but is continued in all weathers, and serves alike for protection agaiust heat and cold.
So much uniformity of dress prevails, that cocked hats form no particular distinction, but are seen on the heads of beggars as well as on those of the Fidalgos (Traditional title of Portuguese nobility). Ribbands are now worn across them, inscribed with mottos expressive of valour and patriotism.

Gallery: The Peninsula War.
Sketches of the country, character, and costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809.

Aguas Livres aqueduct. Lisbon Portugal 1808

Architecture Aqueduto das Águas Livres Alcântara city of Lisbon, Portugal Topography. Steel engraving. The Peninsula War.

AQUEDUCT OF ALCANTARA

Aqueduct of Alcântara. Aguas Livres aqueduct in 1808

Height of the arch from the ground to the intrados 230 Feet. From the vortex of the arch to the extrados, exclusive of  the parapet 9 Feet. From the extrados to the top of the ventilator 23 Feet. Total height from the ground to the summit of the ventilator 263 Feet. Breadth of the principal arch 107 Feet. Breadth of the piers of the principal arch 28 Feet. Thickness of the piers in general 23 Feet.

The number of arches across the valley is thirty-five; fourteen of which in a range are pointed, the rest semi-circular. Over the arches is a vaulted corridor, nine feet six inches high, by five feet broad, internally. A continued passage runs through the centre of it for the people who attend to keep it in order, and a semicircular channel of thirteen inches diameter on each side, through which the water flows.

Lisbon is supplied with water, which is conveyed by means of this aqueduct, into reservoirs in different parts of the city; from which a laborious class of its inhabitants, chiefly Gallicians, are employed in filling barrels and vending their contents through the streets.

Gallery: The Peninsula War.
Sketches of the country, character, and costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809.