Three complete sets of half-armour from the first half of the 17th century. They show the most essential characteristics of the armour worn
Murad Bakhsh, Imperial Prince, son of Shah Jahan and brother of the Grand Mogul Aurangzeb. Ruler of Delhi. Indian prince, governor of the Grand Mogul.
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.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
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.
Dame Francaise. XVIIe siècle. Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria
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.