The Abbey of Vallombrosa is located in the village of the same name in the municipality of Reggello, in the province of Florence in the Apennines and diocese of Fiesole,… Read More
The two figures shown here are of the Mogul aristocracy. Both men wear as their essential garment a peculiarly tailored coat called the “cabays”.
The travelling Barge, of the Mandarin Van-tazhin, who attended the Embassy.
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A female at her devotions. Costume near Florence. In Italy, the young and the old alike frequent the churches.
Montparnasse in Paris is named after Mount Parnassus. Views in Greece. Drawings by Edward Dodwell, 1821. The Grand Tour.
The flower seller making a sales pitch, the city of Florence in the background.
Locals of Pisa with English neckerchief and french handkerchief in front of an orphanage.
Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877) – Specimens of Turkish Embroidery – from the Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century (1851-1853).
Netherlands 17th century. The coach. The hedge labyrinths. Types from the distinguished, bourgeois and mercantile world.
Costume at Lerici on the east side of the Gulf of La Spezia. Here were passed Shelley’s happiest days.