The sword bears on both sides the Royal Arms of Great Britain. The sword of James Graham, 1. Marquess of Montrose, given by Charles I.
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.
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose was a Scottish nobleman who fought from 1644 to 1650 in the English Civil War in Scotland for the royal side.
Marie Mancini (1639 -1715) was one of the Mazarinettes and mistress of the French King Louis XIV. She died the same year as her childhood sweetheart, Louis XIV.
Élégantes. Marquise de Sévigné – Robe lilas. Marie-Thérèse d’Autrîche – Robe bleue. Duchesse du Maine – Robe verte. Mlle de Fontanges – Tablier broché rouge. Marion Delorme – Robe rose. Ninon de Lenclos – Robe verte.
Philip and his older brother William were the ‘incomparable pair of brethren’ to whom the First Folio of Shakespeare’s collected works was dedicated in 1623.
English fashion in the 17th Century.
French baroque costumes 17th century.
Swiss costumes 17th Century. Second third of the 17th Century. Top row left: Citizens son. Wedding organizer. Citizen girl. Right: Swiss peasant costumes. Baroque period costumes. Bottom row left: Woman in… Read More
Fleming, English and German Princely costumes. First half of the 17th Century. Baroque era.