The above portrait is another illustration of the persistence of the Jewish type.
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
Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France.
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) Sarah Bernhardt (actually Marie Henriette Rosine Bernardt) was a French actress. She is considered the most famous actress of her time and was one of the first… Read More
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.
Emma Hayden Eames Emma Hayden Eames (1865 – 1952) was an American opera singer (soprano) and vocal pedagogue.
Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek χρχιμήδης Archimēdēs) born around 287 BC probably in Syracuse; Died in 212 BC, was a Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer. He is considered one of the most important mathematicians of antiquity.
Fra ‘Jean de la Valette, Jean Parisot de La Valette, (1494 – 1568) was the 49th Grand Master of the Military Order of Malta
Sir Walter Raleigh was one of the most brilliant and one of the most ambitious men at the court of Queen Elizabeth.
Equestrian portrait of Henri IV in 1596 on horseback, aged 45. King of France.
Portraits of Antoine de Saint-Chamand, lord of Mery, an unknown lady and Henri IV before 1600.
Henri de Guise, leader of the Catholic League in France, is murdered by the royal guard in Blois on 23 December 1588.