Baroque fashion of the late 16th century, about 1590. French and Dutch Costumes.
Mode of German nobility and particans during the first third of the 16th century, to 1520th.
Upper half of the picture: French nobles in court dress.
Lower half of the picture: Dutch citizen costume. French Cavaliers.
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