Dame et Gentilshommes d’environ 1584. (D’après un tableau de Clouet, dit Janet, au musée du Louvre.)
Lady and Gentlemen costumes of about 1584. (From a painting by Clouet in the Louvre).
Source: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles. 1883. Author: Jean Baptiste Marie Augustin Challamel. Engraver: Meunier, Jean-Baptiste. Ouvrage couronné par l’Académie francaise.
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