Category: 17th Century

Woman’s dress. Ruffs. Hairstyles. XVI & XVII century.

Ruffs, fashion, Tudor, renaissance, mode, spanische hoftracht

The dresses naturalized by the Italian fashion in France, which favored the display of fine canvas by the wide necklines of the bodices, were followed by a fashion that rose more and more to the neck and was closed at the end at the top completely. Around 1575, this fashion and at the same time the expansion of ruffs reached its peak, and it seems that their popularity spread especially in France.

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria.

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Wilton House, Collection, Baroque, nobility, England

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria, third son of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, and Frederick V, Elector Palatine, was born at Prague in 1619. The Wilton portrait was therefore painted about the year 1636, shortly after his arrival at the Court of Charles I, by his old drawing-master William Honthorst.

The execution of the English politician Lord William Russell 1683.

Lord William Russell, Gerard Soest,

Among the leaders of that party which for a time successfully opposed the attempts of Charles II. and the Duke of York to re-establish arbitrary rule, and to favor the restoration of Romanism in England, one of the most prominent was Lord Russell, usually called Lord William Russell, son of William, Earl of Bedford, and Lady Ann Carr, daughter of Carr, Earl of Somerset.