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Ruff Collection

Background imageRuff Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots in a red costume

Mary, Queen of Scots in a red costume
Mary, Queen of Scotland, in a striking red costume

Background imageRuff Collection: A Selection of Fish

A Selection of Fish
An assortment of fish: 1. sharp-nosed eel, 2. blunt-nosed eel, 3. burbot, 4. lamprey, 5. lampern, 6. chub, 7. perch, 8. roach, 9. bream, 10. rudd, 11. Prussian carp, 12. Crucian carp, 13. tench, 14

Background imageRuff Collection: William Tyndale / Whittock

William Tyndale / Whittock
WILLIAM TYNDALE English translator of Bible; burned at the stake for heresy in 1536

Background imageRuff Collection: Queen Elizabeth I - Gingers Rule

Queen Elizabeth I - Gingers Rule
Queen Elizabeth I, Gingers Rule with ginger or red hair wearing an Elizabethan ruff and costume. Graphic design for a mug, T-Shirt, print or poster

Background imageRuff Collection: John Milton Vertue

John Milton Vertue
JOHN MILTON English poet and puritan at the age of 21, with the motto: " Poets are born, not made"

Background imageRuff Collection: Francis Drake / Miniature

Francis Drake / Miniature
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE English admiral and circumnavigator of the world

Background imageRuff Collection: Choirboy singing solo in a church, Horley, Surrey

Choirboy singing solo in a church, Horley, Surrey
A choirboy singing solo in front of a modern stained glass window at Salfords Church, Horley, Surrey. He is holding a book entitled English Praise

Background imageRuff Collection: Lady Wearing a Spencer

Lady Wearing a Spencer
One woman wears a fur-lined spencer the other a pelisse. Fashions of around 1805 according to a later source

Background imageRuff Collection: Cervantes / Selma

Cervantes / Selma
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES Spanish novelist

Background imageRuff Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scotland, in a black and white costume

Background imageRuff Collection: Hugo De Groot / Larmessin

Hugo De Groot / Larmessin
HUGO DE GROOT alias HUGO GROTIUS Dutch scholar, humanist and politician

Background imageRuff Collection: Coquelin(A) / Cyrano 1900

Coquelin(A) / Cyrano 1900
CONSTANT COQUELIN Aine (elder) French actor in the role of Cyrano de Bergerac

Background imageRuff Collection: Nude in the style of Jean Agelou

Nude in the style of Jean Agelou (French). Date: circa 1920

Background imageRuff Collection: Caricature of the actor and dramatist Harry Paulton

Caricature of the actor and dramatist Harry Paulton
Caricature of the comic actor and dramatist Harry Paulton in the role of The Abbe. circa 1880s

Background imageRuff Collection: Pierrot clown

Pierrot clown
Man in fancy dress wearing a pierrot clown outfit with white face soft pointed hat, green neck ruff and pom-poms to the feet

Background imageRuff Collection: Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler
JOHANNES KEPLER German astronomer

Background imageRuff Collection: Costume of Tudor / Elizabethan nobleman, 1600

Costume of Tudor / Elizabethan nobleman, 1600
Costume of a Tudor/Elizabethan nobleman, 1600. 1600

Background imageRuff Collection: Thomas Hobson

Thomas Hobson
THOMAS HOBSON English Liveryman at Cambridge. He was the sourse of the expression Hobsons Choice. Date: 1544 - 1630

Background imageRuff Collection: Clown heads on nine Victorian scraps

Clown heads on nine Victorian scraps. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRuff Collection: 18th French Court Dress

18th French Court Dress
Man: trunk hose, doublet, ruff & boots that reach over the knees. Woman: gown with a square neckline & tucker, voluminous sleeves & reverse cuffs & a plumed hat

Background imageRuff Collection: Mary, Queen of Scotland

Mary, Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots

Background imageRuff Collection: John Milton at 21

John Milton at 21
JOHN MILTON English poet and puritan at the age of 21

Background imageRuff Collection: Riding Habits 1834

Riding Habits 1834
Riding habits. Woman: imbecile sleeves, embroidered canezou, cravat & top hat. Boy: pantaloons, waistcoat with a roll collar, short jacket with gigot sleeves, ruff

Background imageRuff Collection: Friedrich V & Elisabetha

Friedrich V & Elisabetha
FRIEDRICH V von der Pfalz Winterkoenig of Bohemia, Elector Palatine also known as Frederick V and Queen Elisabeth of Bohemia, born Elizabeth Stuart

Background imageRuff Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scotland, in a black and white dress with lace at the collar and cuffs

Background imageRuff Collection: Margaret Vergh Gryffyth, horned woman

Margaret Vergh Gryffyth, horned woman
Margaret Vergh Gryffyth, Welsh woman who exhibited herself with a 10 centimetre horn growing from her forehead

Background imageRuff Collection: A young fashionable man shows a girl how to

A young fashionable man shows a girl how to play with a Diabolo (Chinese yo-yo). Expertise on the Diabolo is now indispensable

Background imageRuff Collection: Christmas card with a clown on a tightrope

Christmas card with a clown on a tightrope, with the sea and rocks below. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRuff Collection: Christmas card, clown in snow

Christmas card, clown in snow -- A Merry Heart goes all the way. circa 1905

Background imageRuff Collection: Various birds on a sheet of Victorian scraps

Various birds on a sheet of Victorian scraps. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRuff Collection: Chocolate box design, lady in carnival mask

Chocolate box design, lady in carnival mask
Chocolate box design, featuring the head and shoulders of a smiling lady in a carnival mask. Date: 20th century

Background imageRuff Collection: 6th Duke of Devonshire

6th Duke of Devonshire
William Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire Date: 1790 - 1820

Background imageRuff Collection: ELIZ I / PLAYERS / 27 / 50

ELIZ I / PLAYERS / 27 / 50
QUEEN ELIZABETH I Reigned 1558-1603

Background imageRuff Collection: Philip Ii / Spain / Fursten

Philip Ii / Spain / Fursten
PHILIP II, KING OF SPAIN reigned 1556-98

Background imageRuff Collection: DRESSMAKERs BILL C1816

DRESSMAKERs BILL C1816
Maids dress: melon sleeves, deep v corsage, chemisette & ruff, apron & turban. Lady: white pelisse with scallop edging & ribbon trim, dress with ruff & decorative hem

Background imageRuff Collection: Mother Louse Alewife

Mother Louse Alewife
Mother Louse, alewife, proprietor of Louse Hall, near Oxford : she is said to have been the last woman in England to wear a ruff

Background imageRuff Collection: Coke / Posselwhite

Coke / Posselwhite
EDWARD, LORD COKE. Jurist

Background imageRuff Collection: Master Franz Ebert, German actor-comedian on a pony

Master Franz Ebert, German actor-comedian on a pony Date: 1890s

Background imageRuff Collection: French women visting the Cossack bivouac in Paris, 1814

French women visting the Cossack bivouac in Paris, 1814
Woman in fur-lined coat with fur muff visting the Tatar and Kalmyk Cossack bivouas in Paris after the fall of Napoleon. Cossack encampment on the Champs Elysees, 1814. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageRuff Collection: Sir Walter Raleigh laying his cape over a puddle for

Sir Walter Raleigh laying his cape over a puddle for Queen Elizabeth I at Greenwich. She wears a bonnet, huge lace ruff collar, puff sleeves and hoop dress

Background imageRuff Collection: Portrait of a German maiden in late 16th century garb

Portrait of a German maiden in late 16th century garb. She wears a lace ruff, a painted glass brooch with her own likeness, and holds a prayer book bound in painted parchment

Background imageRuff Collection: Poster, Barnum and Bailey, Greatest Show on Earth

Poster, Barnum and Bailey, Greatest Show on Earth

Background imageRuff Collection: Amy Robsart, first wife of Lord Robert Dudley

Amy Robsart, first wife of Lord Robert Dudley
Amy Robsart (1532-1560), first wife of Lord Robert Dudley, favourite of Elizabeth I of England

Background imageRuff Collection: Portrait of a young man from the Perceval family

Portrait of a young man from the Perceval family
Oil on canvas full-length portrait of Master Perceval, thought to be Philip, wearing a red doublet and breeches, at the age of 10 or 11 dating from c.1620

Background imageRuff Collection: Vatican City, Rome, Italy - Swiss Guard in Ceremonial Costum

Vatican City, Rome, Italy - Swiss Guard in Ceremonial Costume Date: circa 1920s

Background imageRuff Collection: A leetle English Mees!

A leetle English Mees! A fashionable young thing from Brighton with white fox fur hat, scarf and muff and even a matching ruff for her French Bulldog! Date: 1911

Background imageRuff Collection: Festivities in the Plaza Mayor, c. 1630, by Juan de la Corte

Festivities in the Plaza Mayor, c. 1630, by Juan de la Corte
Juan de la Corte (circa 1585-1662). Baroque painter. Festivities in the Plaza Mayor, circa 1630. Detail. History Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageRuff Collection: Anne of Austria, circa 1571, by Alonso Sanchez Coello

Anne of Austria, circa 1571, by Alonso Sanchez Coello
Anne of Austria (1549-1580). Queen of Spain, fourth wife of King Philip II. Portrait by Alonso Sanchez Coello (1531-1588), circa 1571. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain



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