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Bretagne Collection

Background imageBretagne Collection: Map of Saint Malo, 17th c. Engraving

Map of Saint Malo, 17th c. Engraving

Background imageBretagne Collection: Stationery, Hotel Royal Grande Bretagne, Florence, Italy

Stationery, Hotel Royal Grande Bretagne, Florence, Italy. 1890s

Background imageBretagne Collection: Carantec, Brittany, France, Crevette fishergirls

Carantec, Brittany, France, Crevette fishergirls
Carante cin the Finistere department of Brittany in north-western France - Crevette fishergirls. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBretagne Collection: Brittany - Local Bretons dance around a jug of local cider

Brittany - Local Bretons dance around a jug of local cider
Brittany - Inebriated Local Bretons (and a pair of pigs) dance around a jug (pitcher) of local cider. One chap (left) has certainly had a little too much.... Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBretagne Collection: Quimperle, River Elle

Quimperle, River Elle - black & white view of river with people working on the bank Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBretagne Collection: France - Brittany - Two Bisquines Cancalaises

France - Brittany - Two Bisquines Cancalaises
France - Brittany - Emerald Coast - Two Bisquines Cancalaises at Dinard. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBretagne Collection: France - Emerald Coast - Racing Bisquines Cancalaises

France - Emerald Coast - Racing Bisquines Cancalaises at a regatta - traditional lugger boats from Brittany. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBretagne Collection: Breton Sorciere

Breton Sorciere
BRETON SORCIERE Naia, the Sorciere du Vieux Chateau of Rochefort-en- Terre, Bretagne, gives a consultation to a somewhat self-conscious countrywoman

Background imageBretagne Collection: SNCASO SO.30P Bretagne 24 'France'

SNCASO SO.30P Bretagne 24 'France'
Armee de l'Air - SNCASO SO.30P Bretagne 24 'France', of the French Presidential Flight, at Dakar, Senegal on1 April 1965. (Armee de l'Air - French Air Force). Date: 1965

Background imageBretagne Collection: Francis III, Duke of Brittany 1518-1536

Francis III, Duke of Brittany 1518-1536. Francois, dauphin de Viennois et Duc de Bretagne. Handcoloured lithograph by J.B

Background imageBretagne Collection: Women outside a Catholic church, Brittany, Northern France

Women outside a Catholic church, Brittany, Northern France
Three women outside a Catholic church, Pont Aven, Brittany, Northern France, wearing traditional costume. 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: A party taking place at Romano restaurant, Paris, 1920s

A party taking place at Romano restaurant, Paris, 1920s
A party taking place at Romano restaurant, 14 Rue Caumartin, Paris, 1920s (within the Hotel de la Grande Bretagne) Date: 1920s

Background imageBretagne Collection: Artwork for the Restaurant Romano, 14 Rue Caumartin, Paris

Artwork for the Restaurant Romano, 14 Rue Caumartin, Paris, 1920s ( within the Hotel de la Grande Bretagne) Date: 1920s

Background imageBretagne Collection: Duke of Brittany, Duc de Bretagne

Duke of Brittany, Duc de Bretagne. Chromolithograph from Loredan Larcheys Ancien Armorial Equestre de la Toison d Or et de l Europe au 15e siecle

Background imageBretagne Collection: Jeanne de Flandre wearing the conical hat called la Syrienne

Jeanne de Flandre wearing the conical hat called la Syrienne
Jeanne de Flandre, wife of Jean de Montfort, Duke of Brittany. Wearing the costume she wore entering Nantes with her husband 1341

Background imageBretagne Collection: Anne of Britanny, wife to King Charles VIII

Anne of Britanny, wife to King Charles VIII and King Louis XII of France, 1476-1514. She wears a cape bretonne headdress over a white cap, brocade robe trimmed with ermine, and gold chain belt

Background imageBretagne Collection: Isabella Stewart of Scotland, second wife

Isabella Stewart of Scotland, second wife
Isabella Stewart, Isabel of Scotland, second wife of Francis I, Duke of Brittany. In armorial robe with coat of arms of Scotland (red lion rampant with double tressure) and Brittany (ermine)

Background imageBretagne Collection: Jean IV de Rieux, Marshal of Britanny, Marechal

Jean IV de Rieux, Marshal of Britanny, Marechal de Bretagne, 1447-1518. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a figure in Roger de Gaignieres portfolios from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul

Background imageBretagne Collection: Anne, Duchess of Brittany, Queen of France, 1477-1514

Anne, Duchess of Brittany, Queen of France, 1477-1514. Anne de Bretagne, Reine de France. Handcoloured lithograph by Georges Lafosse after a miniature by Jean Marot in Bernard de Montfaucons

Background imageBretagne Collection: Anne de France, Dame de Beaujeu, wife of Peter

Anne de France, Dame de Beaujeu, wife of Peter II of Bourbon, Regent of France d.1522. Handcoloured lithograph from a manuscript for Anne de Bretagne in Bernard de Montfaucon IV 9 from Le Bibliophile

Background imageBretagne Collection: Arthur III Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond, 1393-1458

Arthur III Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond, 1393-1458
Arthur III Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond, Artus de Bretagne, duc de Richemont, connetable de France 1393-1458. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a portrait in Roger de Gaignieres

Background imageBretagne Collection: Francis I, le Bien-Aime, Duke of Brittany

Francis I, le Bien-Aime, Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond, 1414-1450. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a figure in Roger de Gaignieres portfolio VI 36 from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka

Background imageBretagne Collection: Olivier V de Clisson, connetable de France, 1336-1407

Olivier V de Clisson, connetable de France, 1336-1407
Olivier V de Clisson, connetable de France, Breton soldier known as le Boucher, the Butcher 1336-1407. He wears a suit of armour with coat of arms of the Clisson family

Background imageBretagne Collection: Breton women at Huelgoat, Brittany, Northern France

Breton women at Huelgoat, Brittany, Northern France
Two young Breton women in traditional costume at Huelgoat, Finistere, Brittany, Northern France, walking along a country road. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Breton musician playing bagpipes, Brittany, Northern France

Breton musician playing bagpipes, Brittany, Northern France
Breton musician playing a form of bagpipes (the biniou), Brittany, Northern France. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Breton woman at Douarnenez, Brittany, Northern France

Breton woman at Douarnenez, Brittany, Northern France
Breton woman in traditional costume at Douarnenez, Brittany, Northern France. She is wearing her Sunday best - during the week she works in the local sardine cannery. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Scene at Berck-sur-Mer, Pas de Calais, Northern France

Scene at Berck-sur-Mer, Pas de Calais, Northern France, with fisherwomen in the sea with their nets, hunting for prawns. 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Breton peasant, Brittany, Northern France

Breton peasant, Brittany, Northern France
Breton peasant in traditional costume, Brittany, Northern France. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Couple in traditional costume, Brittany, Northern France

Couple in traditional costume, Brittany, Northern France
Couple in traditional costume at carnival time, Brittany, Northern France. 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Breton fisherman holding a drink, Brittany, Northern France

Breton fisherman holding a drink, Brittany, Northern France. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Breton woman with her baby, Brittany, Northern France

Breton woman with her baby, Brittany, Northern France
Breton woman in traditional costume with her baby, Brittany, Northern France. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Woman at a spinning wheel, Dinan, Brittany, Northern France

Woman at a spinning wheel, Dinan, Brittany, Northern France
Woman at a spinning wheel near Dinan, Brittany, Northern France. 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Man making wooden shoes, Brittany, Northern France

Man making wooden shoes, Brittany, Northern France
Man making wooden shoes (sabots) in his workshop, Brittany, Northern France. Each shoe is carved from a single piece of wood. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Couples walking at Roscoff, Brittany, Northern France

Couples walking at Roscoff, Brittany, Northern France
Three young couples out walking in traditional costume at Roscoff, Brittany, Northern France. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Man making pottery, Quimper, Brittany, Northern France

Man making pottery, Quimper, Brittany, Northern France
Man making pottery (Breton Faience) at Quimper, Brittany, Northern France. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Display of wooden shoes, Brittany, Northern France

Display of wooden shoes, Brittany, Northern France
Display of wooden shoes (sabots) for sale in a Breton market, Brittany, Northern France. Each shoe is carved from a single piece of wood. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: People making wooden shoes, Brittany, Northern France

People making wooden shoes, Brittany, Northern France
People making wooden shoes (sabots) in the open air, Brittany, Northern France. Each shoe is carved from a single piece of wood. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Tailor embroidering waistcoat, Brittany, Northern France

Tailor embroidering waistcoat, Brittany, Northern France
Breton tailor embroidering a waistcoat for a gala costume, Pont l Abbe, Brittany, Northern France. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Scene with fish at Concarneau, Brittany, Northern France

Scene with fish at Concarneau, Brittany, Northern France
Scene at Concarneau, Brittany, Northern France. The crates of tunny fish (thon) are standing ready for transport to the cannery. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Scene at Concarneau, Brittany, Northern France

Scene at Concarneau, Brittany, Northern France. The boats have just come in with a haul of tunny fish (thon). Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Women working in a cannery, Brittany, Northern France

Women working in a cannery, Brittany, Northern France
Women working in a Breton cannery, Brittany, Northern France. They are packing tins of sardines for export. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Bunk beds in farmhouse, Brittany, Northern France

Bunk beds in farmhouse, Brittany, Northern France
Bunk beds with children in a Breton farmhouse, Brittany, Northern France. The beds have sliding door panels which can be closed in the daytime. Date: 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Ancient Breton shrine, Plougasnou, Brittany, Northern France

Ancient Breton shrine, Plougasnou, Brittany, Northern France
Ancient Breton shrine of the Virgin Mary at Plougasnou, Brittany, Northern France, with some interesting caryatids on two of the pillars

Background imageBretagne Collection: Breton Pardon, Brittany, Northern France

Breton Pardon, Brittany, Northern France
People taking part in the traditional Breton Pardon, Brittany, Northern France. It involves a procession through the streets on a saints day, carrying a statue and reliquary of the patron saint. 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Funeral procession, Fouesnant, Brittany, Northern France

Funeral procession, Fouesnant, Brittany, Northern France
Mourners in a funeral procession at Fouesnant, near Quimper, Brittany, Northern France, on the untimely death of a young woman. 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Musicians seated on barrels, Brittany, Northern France

Musicians seated on barrels, Brittany, Northern France
Two musicians seated on top of barrels, Brittany, Northern France. They are playing the native bagpipe or biniou (right) and a flageolet (left). 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Mayor signing documents, Brittany, Northern France

Mayor signing documents, Brittany, Northern France
Mayor signing legal documents, Brittany, Northern France. His traditional costume includes pleated breeches and heavy wooden clogs. 1922

Background imageBretagne Collection: Woman in a Catholic church, Brittany, Northern France

Woman in a Catholic church, Brittany, Northern France
Woman seated alone in a Catholic church, Brittany, Northern France. 1922



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