Episcopal costume and insignia. The mitre, the cross, the superhumeral, the ring, the gloves, the shoes.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
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Otto Wustlich: Portrait of Princess Alexandra of Bavaria (after an oil painting by J. Stieler).
Münchener Bilderbogen 1848 to 1898. On the history of costumes.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Miniature portrait of Queen Katharina Paulowna (Romanova) of Württemberg c.1820, daughter of Paul I of Russia by Dietrich Jakob Christian Mathes.
Franz Napoleon Heigel. Portrait of his sister Henriette, c. 1835. German Biedermeier.
Jewellery pendant of Charles V. This jewel exhibits a mass of precious stones. Renaissance craftsmanship
German Renaissance Fashion between 1565 and 1570.
Sanssouci Palace at Potsdam was the summer residence of Prussian kings and German emperors.
Castle of Thurnberg is the most perfect of all the Rhenish castles. In sublimity of character, the feudal palace of Thurnberg is unequalled.
German Renaissance fashion. Noblewoman, Noblemen. Citizen, Balladeer, Standard-bearer.