The man and woman shown here are wearing typical ensembles of the Elizabethan era. The man is somewhat of a dandy. The woman is wearing a Spanish farthingale.
The woman shown here might very well be the Queen herself. White and black were likewise popular and always appeared somewhere in the color scheme.
The Elizabethan era is probably regarded by many as the most dramatic and colorful period in the history of western dress.
Nuns of St. Vincent of Paul. Confraternities of Charity. Mademoiselle le Gras. Foundation in Paris. Spread the Foundation. French Revolution. Restoration.
England Tudor. Elizabethan peasant costumes 1550-1620.
The French guards since their creation. Soldiers in the 17th and 18th century. Uniforms of Pikiner, Flag bearer, Tambour, Musketeer, Officer.
Ladies of high standing in the transition from the 17th to the 18th century, after rare coloured copper engravings of that period. Female fashion of the baroque in the 17th and 18th century.
Coat of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II (1686-1743), founder of Jeypore (Jaipur); silk and gold, embroidered with silk.
The Wilton picture is mentioned by Gambarini as: “Rembrandt — an old woman reading with spectacles.” It was therefore in the collection before 1730.
Stephen Keene (about 1640-1719) was an English instrument maker. He made harpsichords, spinets and virginals in his workshop in London.