French Lord in the late 17th century. Baroque era.


French costume. Baroque era clothing. 17th century fashion

French Lord. In the late 17th century. According Chevignard.

French Lord in the late 17th century. According Chevignard.

Seigneur. Vers la fin du XVIIe Siècle. D’après Chevignard. Ancien Régime. Continue reading

First President to the Parliament of Paris. 16th Century.


Parliament of Paris. First President. 16th century costume. Renaissance fashion

First President to the Parliament of Paris.

First President to the Parliament of Paris. 16th Century. Reign of Henry III.

Premier président au Parlement de Paris. XVIe Siecle. Regne de Henry III. Continue reading

Brissot de Warville, leader of the Girondins.

Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville. Girondins. French Revolution.

Brissot de Warville 1754 -1793, leader of the Girondins.

Brissot de Warville 1754 -1793, leader of the Girondins.

Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville called Brissot, publicist and journalist, was the Jacobin and later leader of the Girondins, a grouping of moderate Republicans during the French Revolution. Continue reading

The Sultan Saladin and his Sister Sittah.

Sultan Saladin. Sister Sittah. Nathan the Wise. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. German Enlightenment.

The Sultan Saladin and his Sister Sittah.

The Sultan Saladin and his Sister Sittah.

Saladin and his sister Sittah, have played chess. Sittah has won. Al Hafi, Saladin’s treasurer, enters. Continue reading

Lancelot and Elaine, The Lady of Shalott.

Lancelot, Elaine, Lady Shalott. Alfred Tennyson. Victorian era. Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Lancelot and Elaine, The Lady of Shalott.

Lancelot and Elaine.

ELAINE the fair, Elaine the lovable,
Elaine the lily maid of Astolat,
High in her chamber up a tower to the East
Guarded the sacred shield of Lancelot. Continue reading

Fantasy costume of Dione by Léon Bakst

Art deco costume design. Léon Bakst. Mother of Venus

Fantasy costume design of the mother of Venus, by Léon Bakst.

Fantasy costume of Dione, Mother of Venus by Léon Bakst

‘Fantaisie Sur Le Costume Moderne, Dioné’, By Léon Bakst 1914. 

Dione is in Greek mythology, the mother of Aphrodite. In Roman mythology, she is equated with Venus. Or Dione (Greek Διώνη) is in Greek mythology, the daughter of Atlas and the wife of Tantalus, thus the mother of Broteas, Pelops and Niobe.

Art deco, Art nouveau fashion era.