Emma, Lady Hamilton (1765-1815) was a Europe-wide celebrated beauty, artist and socialite of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century.
The Pont au Double seen from the Pont Saint-Charles. The Washing Place of the Hotel-Dieu.
The three beautiful daughters of James, second Earl Waldegrave was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds in 1780-1 for Horace Walpole.
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The history of monasticism reveals the fact that In every field of thought and activity this institution wrought good and evil.
In 1920 the costume consisting of a straight, short skirt, trim box coat or sweater and blouse
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 history of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, one of the most ancient edifices in Paris.
Restoration (1814-1830), Romantic period (1830-1848), Second Empire (1852-1870).
The leading fashion designers of the eighteenth century looked to the sixteenth century and later to classical Greece and Rome for ideas and inspiration.
The disappearance of the hoop in the early years of the seventeenth century caused a change in the outline of the costume worn by the woman of fashion.