Empress of China with a diadem and long pendants. A concubine and a servant. Interior. Furniture.
German court costumes c. 1430. Fashion of wearing bells in this manner originated in Germany, and was one of the many fanciful details introduced at the time of Anne of Bohemia’s marriage in 1383.
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.
The early history of the Herbert family. William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Full length, standing, in black-slashed doublet and trunk hose, with short cloak. Tudor era. Wilton House Pictures.
Iconographie générale et méthodique du costume du IVe au XIXe siècle.
Elizabeth Beauclerk was the third child and second daughter of Lady Diana and Topham Beauclerk, she married in 1787 her cousin George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke.
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.
Among the leaders of that party which for a time successfully opposed the attempts of Charles II. and the Duke of York to re-establish arbitrary rule, and to favor the restoration of Romanism in England, one of the most prominent was Lord Russell, usually called Lord William Russell, son of William, Earl of Bedford, and Lady Ann Carr, daughter of Carr, Earl of Somerset.
PRINCE KUNG. Illustrations of China and its people: a series of two hundred photographs, with letterpress descriptive of the places and people represented by John Thomson.
Although the portraits represent the most illustrious occupants of the Imperial throne, they have not been chosen mainly for that reason, but because in every case the person represented is wearing interesting examples of jewellery.