Fan decoration of the reign of Louis XIV., and during the first part of the reign of Louis XV. was greatly improved by the celebrated Vernis Martin (Martin’s Varnish).
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.
This painting dates from the most characteristic period of Louis XV’s reign and shows an extremely accurate representation of the society of that time.
Coiffure l’Ingénue, Coiffure en Hérisson a crochets 1785.
The Sun King in theater costume 1700.
Charles and Jane Lane who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester, 1651.
French lady costume in the 17th century. Dame Francaise. XVIIe siècle.
Louis XIII à cheval. D’après une gravure de 1615. Dessin de Chevignard.
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose was a Scottish nobleman who fought from 1644 to 1650 in the English Civil War in Scotland for the royal side.
German mother with monstrous child in 1761. German child dress in the 18th century.