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.
The aristocracy’s costumes. Louis XIV in the fashion of 1660 and 1670. The fashion of long hair. The Rhine Count’s trousers. The court of Versailles.
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.
Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola who became famous as a soldier, was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).
German baroque fashion in 1644. Matron, maid, citizen.
THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.
Costume of London 1640 A Nobleman and a Lady. Baroque fashion. England Stuart period.
This plate represents a soft brocade gown which was brought from England to the Barbadoes Colony in 1685.