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jaded-mandarin:

Thomas Gainsborough. Detail from John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, 1767.

jaded-mandarin:

Thomas Gainsborough. Detail from John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, 1767.

jeannepompadour:

German Costumes by Hans Weigl, 1577;

Nuremberg and Deutschland;                    Pfalz and Saxony

Meissen and Nuremberg                           Augsburg and Nuremberg  

Meissen and Silesia              

mademoisellelapiquante:

Joseph Dorffmeister | Princess Luisa of Naples - Sicily (detail) | 1797

mademoisellelapiquante:

Joseph Dorffmeister | Princess Luisa of Naples - Sicily (detail) | 1797

didoofcarthage:

Leda and the Swan by Gianbettino Cignaroli
1756
oil on canvas
private collection 

didoofcarthage:

Leda and the Swan by Gianbettino Cignaroli

1756

oil on canvas

private collection 

glitterofthepast:

The marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales, 1863 by William Powell Frith.

glitterofthepast:

The marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales, 1863 by William Powell Frith.

history-of-fashion:

1839 Pimen Orlov - Portrait of Maria Arkadyevna Bek

history-of-fashion:

1839 Pimen Orlov - Portrait of Maria Arkadyevna Bek

tiny-librarian:

Get to Known me Meme, Royalist Edition

[6/10] Monarchs - Maria Theresa

"She began with nothing but her character, her good nature, her religious faith, and her sense of the sacred nature of her imperial inheritance. She believed in the pledged word, in treaties, in loyalty, in goodness. She trusted God. Her very gaiety and lightness of heart came from this trust. She had nobody but God to fear, and God she strove to obey. She did not take herself very seriously: then and for a long time afterwards she was the despair of those who demanded pomp and circumstance. Throughout her her, she liked to disconcert the disapproving and delight her friends with a sudden, slyly cheerful remark in deprecation of her exalted self. Her duty, on the other hand, she took very seriously indeed."

thedaintydollshouse:

Joseph-désiré Court,portrait d’une jeune fille (1847) détail du buste et du médaillon.

thedaintydollshouse:

Joseph-désiré Court,portrait d’une jeune fille (1847) détail du buste et du médaillon.

artschoolglasses:

Some of the books that had belonged to Louis XVI in his library at Versailles.

artschoolglasses:

Some of the books that had belonged to Louis XVI in his library at Versailles.

leprincelointain:

Otto Knille (1832-1898), Tannhäuser & Venus - 1873.

leprincelointain:

Otto Knille (1832-1898), Tannhäuser & Venus - 1873.

the-garden-of-delights:

"Françoise d’Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon and her Niece, Françoise-Amable d’Aubigné, Future Duchesse de Noailles" (c.1688) (detail) by Louise Ferdinand Elle, the Elder (1612-1739).

the-garden-of-delights:

"Françoise d’Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon and her Niece, Françoise-Amable d’Aubigné, Future Duchesse de Noailles" (c.1688) (detail) by Louise Ferdinand Elle, the Elder (1612-1739).

thegentlemanscloset:

Red velvet suit, French, 1778. The silver buttons on the waistcoat are ornamental. You can see this clearly in the bottom picture—the functional buttons are the smaller red ones. In the collection of the Kent State University Museum

cimetiere-chanson:

Peterson’s Magazine, March 1860.

cimetiere-chanson:

Peterson’s Magazine, March 1860.

art-classique:

Favourite Artists - Franz Xaver Winterhalter -> Princess Elizabeth Esperovna Belosselsky, 1859

art-classique:

Favourite Artists - Franz Xaver Winterhalter -> Princess Elizabeth Esperovna Belosselsky, 1859

history-of-fashion:

Victor Gabriel Gilbert - The Corsage

history-of-fashion:

Victor Gabriel Gilbert - The Corsage