Portrait of Lavinia Biglia by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz. Portrait of a lady of the Pallavicini family. From the painting by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz 1553-1608. Elizabethan court dress. Queen… Read More
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.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
Portrait of Claudia of Etruria * 1604 -1648. Claudia of Etruria was the daughter of Ferdinand I., Grand Duke of the same name. She became the wife of Leopold, Archduke of Austria.… Read More
Swiss godmother (Marraine) on the way to Baptism 17th 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.
Conseiller d’Etat, 1680.
Suisse Docteur en Médecine, 1690
Official garb of a teacher. Switzerland Baroque period, 17th century.
German aristocracy in Spanish style. Second third of the 16th century. Late Renaissance in the transition to the Counter-Reformation. Baroque period.
Spanish clothing fashion of the late Renaissance and Spanish Baroque in the period between about 1550 and the Thirty Years War around 1620.
Suisse Professeur en Droit, 1680.
Demoiselle allant à l’Eglise. Baroque 1680.