Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Isabel Clara Eugenia with Magdalena Luiz
"That’ll do, pig. That’ll do."
Unknown lady by anonymous, ca 1560 England, National Portrait Gallery, London
Childrens dress, ca 1600 Germany, Lippisches Landesmuseum
Just when I think I’ve seen everything the distant past has left to offer, I get proven completely wrong.
Vizard, late 16th century (?) England, Portable Antiquities Scheme
Elizabethan women sometimes wore silk or velvet masks when outside to keep their skin that pink and white.
Oh, and just in case the first shot wasn’t already giving you nightmares:
Scarpine shoes, ca 1500-50 France, MFA Boston
Posting this because I’ve never seen a pair that still had the velvet on them. Amazing. But still an ugly style.
Costume bodice worn by Marie de Medici, 1575-1600 Spain (worn in Paris), MFA Boston
I’m not really sure what they mean by “costume” since Marie de Medici lived in this era. Maybe it’s a fancy dress piece?