Germany 17th and 18th century. Fashions of the day: Beard, hair and wigs. Historical figures. Clergymen, statesmen and warriors.
France 18th century. The great state robe. Fashion types 1775-1785. The decoration. Hairstyle. Galerie des modes et costumes français
The costumes depicted here belong to the second half of the reign of Louis XIV and the end of the 17th century. The first characteristic feature is the large headdress, called Fontange.
The fragments shown here are borrowed from a painting by Van der Maulen depicting the entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras after the beginning of the campaign in 1667. The Queen’s Marstall. The grand stable master. Ladies of honour. The Gardes du Corps. The king’s chariot.
The Illuminati and the Freemasons. Freemasonry and the French Revolution. The Order of Perfectibilists. The Rosicrucians, the Asiatic Brethren, the African Masterbuilders, the Swedish Rite.
The Italian fashion in France. The collars of the dresses. Metal and wooden corsets. Display of fine lingerie. The passementerie works and laces. The rules of etiquette. The expansion of ruffs.
Fan decoration of the reign of Louis XIV., and during the first part of the reign of Louis XV. was greatly improved by the celebrated Vernis Martin (Martin’s Varnish).
Art in England during the Elizabethan and Stuart Periods. Textiles and Embroidery by Aymer Vallance. CHAPTER V:-TEXTILES AND EMBROIDERY.
The sword bears on both sides the Royal Arms of Great Britain. The sword of James Graham, 1. Marquess of Montrose, given by Charles I.
Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria, third son of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, and Frederick V, Elector Palatine, was born at Prague in 1619. The Wilton portrait was therefore painted about the year 1636, shortly after his arrival at the Court of Charles I, by his old drawing-master William Honthorst.