Although the portraits represent the most illustrious occupants of the Imperial throne, they have not been chosen mainly for that reason, but because in every case the person represented is wearing interesting examples of jewellery.
The view taken of the Taj Mahal in the plate before us, is from the Jumna, which washes a wall of red granite, the boundary of the magnificent garden in which this splendid structure rises.
Louis XIV 1660 and 1670. The fashion of long hair was maintained after it had been shorn for a while in 1645 in honour of the Swedes.
THE Palace of the Luxembourg is situated in the Faubourg St. Germain, Rue de Vaugirard.
Oriental art. Sheet of designs for textile fabrics, reproduced from the pattern-book of a persian designer.
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REIGNS OF JAMES II – WILLIAM I AND MARY 1685-1700
Costume of London 1640 A Nobleman and a Lady. Baroque fashion. England Stuart period.
England baroque fashion 1685. Reign of James II.