Starting with the flowery headgear and voluminous gowns of fifteenth-century royalty, the artfully rendered illustrations growth chronologically to the high-waisted Empire types of the Napoleonic period. contributors of the the Aristocracy and higher sessions are good represented right here. graphics of lavishly garbed court docket girls and gents — many in fur-trimmed gowns — seem subsequent to dapper pages and good-looking knights. Bourgeois models (including lace-trimmed clothing for either sexes) are awarded besides, in addition to the extra modest clothes of chambermaids, milkmaids, and shepherdesses. photographs of such ancient figures as King Henri VI, Madame de Pompadour, Madame du Barry, and Marie Antoinette whole a just right collection.
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