Reproduced directly from a rare nineteenth-century publication, these splendid engravings serve as a guide to more than four centuries of high fashion. Full-length portraits of impeccably dressed men and women reveal what the style-conscious were wearing from the late fifteenth century to the mid 1800s. Fur-trimmed robes, brocaded gowns, and beautifully embroidered apparel are on display in adaptations of portraits by Dürer, Titian, Holbein, Rubens, van Dyck. and other celebrated artists. Included are handsome representations of Tudor monarchs, the Doge of Venice, a noble lady of Antwerp, as well as members of the elite — and lower classes — in Poland, Spain, Persia, Turkey, India, China, and other Asian and European countries.
A valuable sourcebook for commercial artists, designers, and crafters, this collection will also serve as a handy reference for students of fashion history.
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Reprint of Illustrations of English and Foreign Costume from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Day: A Series of Ninety-Six Full-Length Portraits, Engraved by the Pauquet Brothers, Henry Sotheran and Co., London, 1875.
Includes 96 images saved in high-quality TIFF format.
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