The Empress Josephine in the Park at Malmaison (1809) by Pierre Prud’hon. French Neo-classicism, Romanticism painting. France First Empire costume period. England Regency, Georgian fashion period. From the Book: Life of Napoleon… Read More
German and French Empire fashion. Regency period. First third of the 19th Century. Top row left to right: German and French fashion. Costumes of 1809 bis 1812. Right: German and… Read More
SERVANT GIRLS OF SALAMANCA.
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SPANISH COURIER. A COURIER’S approach to a town, is always announced by the loud cracking of his whip, and the jingling of bells attached to his horse’s furniture. The peculiarity… Read More
Spanish lady and Attendant, going to Mass.
STUDENT OF THE IRISH COLLEGE, SALAMANCA. THE Students of the Irish College arc distinguished from the others of the university, by the habit represented in the sketch, which is composed… Read More
DOCTOR OF SALAMANCA. THIS sketch, which represents the ordinary dress of the Spanish ecclesiastics, was meant to convey some idea of a very respectable character of Salamanca, Dr. Curtis. This… Read More
The Lines of Torres Vedras were a triple fortification line of forts around the capital of Portugal.
THE Portuguese Oxcart of Estremadura has the appearance of a primitive invention, and in all probability has been transmitted without improvement from the ancient conquerors of Lusitania.
Insular prejudice. The short waist is adopted. Comparison of the French and English modes. Current modes of the time: prevailing colors. Full dress. Hair-dressing. Jewellery. Costumes 1815. Fashion in Paris. Paris crowded with English. Madame de Staël in Paris. Fashion in Paris. Return of Royalty. The Tuileries. Ball dresses. London 1816. Fêtes to celebrate the Restoration. The Caledonian Ball.