Wildebeest, also called the gnu. African scenery and animals by Samuel Daniell.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
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THE village that appears in this view is at the Orange River, and inhabited a tribe denominated Khoisan, settled on the south bank of that river.
The Koranna (also Kora, Korana) were a population group in today’s South Africa until the 19th century.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Tomb of Antonio Canova (1757-1822) sculptor. He is considered one of the main representatives of Italian classicism.
This watch is said to have belonged to Madame du Barry. Pendulum clock gilded bronze. Model by Jean-Joseph de Saint-Germain (Paris 1719-1791). Louis XV era. Pavillon de Louveciennes
The Wilton picture is mentioned by Gambarini as: “Rembrandt — an old woman reading with spectacles.” It was therefore in the collection before 1730.
The “Tuscan.” A short account of a Violin by Stradivari. Made for Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Dated 1690.
Belle Époque. Portrait of a Lady by Giovanni Boldini at l’Exposition universelle de Paris, 1889.
Photo of “London Nomads” – Gypsies around the steps of a caravan. The group includes William Hampton and Mary Pradd, taken at Battersea by John Thomson.
Waverley appeared in 1814 and is considered the first British historical novel. The materials are Highland feudalism, military bravery, and description of natural scenery.