Tag: Baroque era

Fashion and costume history of the Baroque. The epoch of Baroque lasted from 1575 to 1770. It is divided into early Baroque (until about 1650), the High Baroque (ca. 1650-1720) and late Baroque or Rococo (ca. 1720-1770).

The Tuscan. A short account of a Violin by Stradivari.

Stradivari, Violin, Instrument, Tuscan, Baroque, craft,

The “Tuscan.” A short account of a Violin by Stradivari. Made for Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Dated 1690. THIS remarkable instrument, one of the finest examples of Stradivari’s work, is probably unique in the preservation, in every detail, of the original beauty of its form and workmanship.

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria.

Prince Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Wilton House, Collection, Baroque, nobility, England

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.