Historical Turkish male and female costumes from the european part of the Ottoman Empire.
16th century German renaissance costumes.
Women wearing hats.
France Gothic medieval dresses, 15th century.
Extracts from the Danse Macabre. Costumes of Jailor, Menestrel, Fool, Bourgeois, Beggar, Pilgrim, Shepherd.
French Farmer and villager, maid, fiddlers in 15th century.
Dance of the Dead. Medieval burial scene. Gothic period, late medieval costumes.
Laboureur et villageoise; Chambrière; Ménétriers. MS. à la Bibl. Imp. de Paris; le 5. de la Danse de morts de Blais”
From the book: Les arts somptuaires: Histoire du costume et de l’ameublement et des arts et industries qui s’y rattachent. Paris: Hangard-Maugé, 1858. Author: Charles Louandre (1812-1882). Artist: Ferdinand Seré (1818-1855). Lithographer: Auguste Racinet.
18th century fabrics. French Silks hanging patterns.
The silks, the designs for which form the subject of our plate, all come from that branch of French manufacture to which Golbert, under Louis XIV, gave so powerful an impulse, and the productions of which, thanks to careful academical studies, and the wholesome traditions of the studios, have never ceased to influence all title European manufactories engaged in the production of these fabrics. The twelve examples given in title accompanying plate may be classified in the following order. To this classification we have added a scale showing the relative proportion of each to the original (the patterns are shown reduced from their original size).
1. Hangings for furniture and walls. — State robes – Fig. 1 to 6,
2. Idem, in two colors (Louis XVI) – Fig. 7 – 10,
3. Light silks (Louis XVI) – Fig. 10 – 11,
4. Border (Louis XVI) – Fig. 12, In the first four of these, traces of the influence of Asiatic art on the national taste may be observed. Numbers 3 and 4 deserve special attention from the manner in which by means of reflected rays richness and fulness are imparted to the primary simple designs. Lastly, as a peculiarity in the process of manufacture, we notice in Numbers 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, the use of silks figured with zonal patterns.
Published by Auguste Racinet
French costumes 1646 to 1670.
Louis XIV, Ancien Régime, Baroque period.
Versailles. Louis XIV fashion
Ancien Régime. Baroque era.
The Entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras 1667.
The chariot of the French Queen Maria Theresia (1638-83).
The King Louis XIV (1638-1715) and the officers in the livree of the royal house. Continue reading
‘Le Costume Historique’ by Auguste Racinet. Lithographed by Chataignon for Firmin Didot. Paris 1876-1888.