Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Historical travelogue.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Historical, travelogue
Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1810s

Landing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the beginning of the 19th century.

Historical travelogue by Emeric Essex Vidal and Rudolph Ackermann.

NEAR the centre of the city, a little to the north of the citadel is constructed a mole of rough stone, intended for a landing-place. It is about two hundred yards long, twelve wide, and six high. Notwithstanding this projection, the river is so shoal, that boats are very seldom able to approach it, and five or six carts are constantly plying for the purpose of landing passengers.

Continue reading

Promenade dress. London Regency fashion 1824.

Rudolph Ackermann, Regency, London, fashion, Promenade dress, costume,
London fashions 1824. Promenade dress.

London fashion 1824. Promenade dress.

Pelisse of levantine silk, or Terry velvet, of a rich brown colour (couleur d’oreille d’ours), made plain and high to fasten in front, with a neat standing collar, edged with satin of the same colour. The velvet (velours epingle), which promises to be very fashionable this winter, has not been worn for many years: it looks like very narrow’ cords, and forms elegant trimmings for silk pelisses: the ceinture, which fastens with a gold buckle in front, and the leaves and knots of the trimming, are made of it.

Continue reading

Odette de Champdivers called La Petite Reine and Charles VI.

Odette de Champdivers, Charles VI, medieval, woman, dress, costume, history
In the days of the Capetian Kings. Odette de Champdivers and Charles VI.

Odette de Champdivers and Charles VI.

After the painting by Albrecht de Vriendt.

Odette de Champdivers (* about 1385 in Burgundy; † 1424 in Paris), called La Petite Reine, was mistress of the French king Charles VI and previously of his brother, Louis de Valois, duc d’Orléans.

Continue reading

Masterpieces of Turkish nomad carpets of the 18th c.

Turkish nomad carpets, Smyrna, carpet, Ottoman empire
Turkish nomad carpets made by nomad tribes throughout the Ottoman empire.

CARPETS FROM TÜRKEY.

TÜRKEY forwarded to the Exhibition of 1862 a large contribution of carpets of every description, which, whether for richness and harmony of colour, good design, and excellent make, fully sustained the reputation which that country has so long held for woven fabrics. There were upwards of forty-six exhibitors in this class (22); and prize medals were awarded collectively to the manufacturers of Phillipopoli, Salonica, Saroukhan, and Ushak.

Continue reading

Comtesse de Provence in Robe de Cour, Moyen Panier 1778.

Countess, Provence, Galerie des Modes, rococo, fashion, costume, baroque,
Robe de Cour, Moyen Panier 1778. LA COMTESSE DE PROVENCE.

Marie-Josephine Louise Bénédicte of Savoy, Princess of Savoy and, through her marriage, Countess of Provence and wife of the pretender to the throne of France, was born in Turin on September 2, 1753 and died at Hartwell House (Hartwell, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom) on November 13, 1810. Wife of Louis-Stanislas-Xavier of France, Count of Provence and future Louis XVIII, she escaped the French Revolution and ended her life in exile.

LA COMTESSE DE PROVENCE.
Continue reading