Women’s head-dress of linen. Edged in front with white lace. — From 1750—1850.
The three beautiful daughters of James, second Earl Waldegrave was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1780-1 for Horace Walpole.
Painted at Vigée Le Brun’s best period this group ranks among her highest achievements,- it has been engraved and reproduced times out of number
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)
The leading fashion designers of the eighteenth century looked to the sixteenth century and later to classical Greece and Rome for ideas and inspiration.
French directoire. Neoclassical fashion in the transition to the Empire. 1789-1800.
A sketch of a Chinese comedian performing his part before the the British Ambassador, December 19, 1793, at Canton.
This Ballroom costume contains almost every possible exaggeration that could be heaped upon an already overdeveloped style.
Russia 16th and 19th century. Historical persons and folk costumes.
The carpet illustrated is an exceptionally beautiful fabric from the Adraskand valley, dating back to the eighteenth century.
Linlithgow Palace is a ruined castle in the Scottish town of Linlithgow. Both James V and Mary Stuart were born there.