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The fashions of January 18

200 years ago in January 1822, Ackermann’s Repository provided detailed guidance for the ever so fashion conscious woman of the day to wear. Morning Dress A high gown composed of bright rose-coloured levantine; the bottom of the skirt is trimmed with...
From: All Things Georgian on 16 Jan 2022

5 (Tudor) gift ideas

Image: Alhill42 CC BY-SA 4.0 It is the time of year when many people’s thoughts turn to buying Christmas gifts, but what would your shopping have looked like if you were buying in 1521? Here are some ideas for your perfect Tudor Christmas* gifts…....
From: Kirsten Claiden-Yardley on 10 Dec 2021

Georgian Perfume

Today I thought we would take a look at some Georgian recipes for making perfume, most of them are still feasible to make at home today with some minor adjustments. To perfume clothes Take of oven-dried cloves, cedar and rhubarb wood, once ounce of each...
From: All Things Georgian on 18 Mar 2020

Hung be the heavens with black! Terry Hands remembered

Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Terry Hands The opening line of Henry VI Part One seems appropriate as a memorial for the great theatre director Terry Hands, who died on 4 February 2020. The success of the Royal Shakespeare Company...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Feb 2020

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Essex Gazette (September 12, 1769). “GLOVES of our own Manufacture.” Throughout the colonies advertisers launched “Buy American” campaigns in the late 1760s....
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Sep 2019

November 14

GUEST CURATOR: Mary Williams What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-Hampshire Gazette (November 14, 1766).“Buckskin and Sheepskin Gloves – The neatest made Gloves for Funerals.” In this advertisement...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 14 Nov 2016

The Dangers of Fringed Gloves & Gew Gaws, The Tatler, 1709-10

Every generation has its over the top luxuries -- the highly soft after equipage of the fashionable elite. In the 18th century, it might be the fan, the shoe, the stockings, the hat, the parasol, the stomacher or any number of items which could be used...
From: SilkDamask on 3 Mar 2015

Charles I, Studio of Daniel Mytens

King Charles painted in a smaller version of the picture that would eventually become the famous portrait in his robes for the Order of the Garter. It’s earlier than our period, but worth looking at for the detailing of his clothes which I’m...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 6 Feb 2015

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects, Number 98, a glovers pairing knife

Today’s blog is by Dr Elizabeth Sharrett who was awarded her PhD recently at the Shakespeare Institute! Mistress Quickly: Does he not wear a great round beard like a glover’s paring-knife? The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1.4.18-19 A glover’s pairing...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Sep 2014

Richard Lovelace

The poet and soldier for the Crown, painted by John de Critz in college robes. Lovelace was educated at Oxford where he was granted the degree of Master of Arts. Despite being described in wikipedia as having fought for the King, it turns out that his...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 3 Jun 2014

Shakespeare, gloves, textiles and trade

Annunciation to the Shepherds, book of hours (Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevive in Paris, c. 1433-1465 Now we’re in the grip of winter most of us don’t venture out for a walk without being muffled up in hats, scarves and gloves. While scarves are...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Dec 2013

Queen Henrietta Maria and Jeffrey Hudson

I’m going to annoy the professional historians for a while with some more pretty pictures, starting with this portrait hanging in the  National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.  It was painted by Anthony van Dyck in 1633, and is more naturalistic...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 13 Nov 2013

The Symbolism of Gloves in the 17th Century

By Deborah Swift In The Gilded Lily, Jay Whitgift, the dashing but dangerous man-about-town, gives Ella, my feisty maid, a pair of gloves. As I researched the sort of gloves that Ella might have worn I re-connected with the idea that gloves often had...
From: Hoydens & Firebrands on 26 May 2013

Portrait of a Young Nobleman

Painted by Daniel Mytens in the late 1630s going by the style of the doublet. This is a high class lad, the clothes are fine and well fitted. He’s wearing a pale pink silk doublet and slightly mismatching buff breeches, though it could be an effect...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 21 May 2013

Portrait of a Gentleman

School of Cornelius Johnson, painted around 1640. The unknown man is wearing a fine doublet and breeches in what looks very much like the patterned velvet of the black Isham doublet in the Museum of London, although of a more up to date shape for 1640....
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 1 May 2013

Walter Strickland

Painted by Dutch artist Pieter Nason in 1651, Walter Strickland was for the whole of the war English ambassador to the Netherlands and recalled in 1650, returning in 1651 when presumably this picture was painted. Walter wears what looks like a silk brocade...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 20 Feb 2013

Thomas Pope 3rd Earl of Downe

Painted by an unknown artist of the English school, this portrait hangs in the Tate collection. Thomas Pope was nephew of the 2nd Earl and seems to have trodden a middle path, for although his uncle was prominent in the royalist cause, he was imprisoned...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 18 Dec 2012

Thomas Singleton

Painted by Richard Hunt in 1642. Thomas Singleton was a London skinner who bequeathed some money to Christ’s Hospital foundation and on his death in 1653, this portrait was hung on the walls as part of his will. The portrait shows that some older...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 6 Dec 2012

English Gentlewoman

From Wenzel Hollar’s Theatrum Mulierum, published in London in 1643. The lady wears what looks like a short cape and a hood over a petticoat and apron. She has a pair of gloves, possibly linen or leather against the cold and a purse hanging from...
From: The 1640s Picturebook on 2 Nov 2012

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