Miniature portrait of Queen Katharina Paulowna (Romanova) of Württemberg c.1820, daughter of Paul I of Russia by Dietrich Jakob Christian Mathes.
Emma, Lady Hamilton (1765-1815) was a Europe-wide celebrated beauty, artist and socialite of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century.
French directoire. Neoclassical fashion in the transition to the Empire. 1789-1800.
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The party dress here shows definite leanings toward the Romantic period, which began with 1815.
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Costumes and scarves in the 18th and 19th century. The fashion of classicism during the French directorate, consulate and first empire.
The 390-metre-long Boulevard des Italiens is located between the 2nd and 9th arrondissements of Paris
Womens fashion at an Official ball during the French Empire in 1804. White remained a very popular color for women during the Empire period.
France. The fashion of the dandies from 1801 to 1805. Paris in transition from Directoire to Empire.
The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style by Lauren Stowell (Author), Abby Cox (Author). Lauren Stowell and Abby… Read More
Can you imagine what women wore to ride a horse at the beginning of the twentieth century?