Etruscans in garlands lying on couches at a feast
Etruscans in garlands lying on couches at a feast. Servants bring food and wine, while musicians play lyre, panpipes and flute. They were known as fat Etruscans (obesus Etruschi) or fat Tyrrhnians (pinguis Tyrrenus). Convito. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Corsi from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World, Il Costume Antico e Moderno, Florence, 1843
Dresses for 1932
Three women wearing smart frocks, first is a Dorville model in brown and green tweed, the sides of the bodies green to match the coat. Next comes an attractive poppy red dress a V.P model and made of fine wool, called Panama'. Lastly, a tailored sports dress, interesting because it is made of a mesh woven linen material, Deimel'.
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Male fashion from the reign of Richard III, 1483-1485
Male fashion from the reign of Richard III, 1483-1485. . Handcolored engraving from Civil Costume of England from the Conquest to the Present Period drawn by Charles Martin and etched by Leopold Martin, London, Henry Bohn, 1842. The costumes were drawn from tapestries, monumental effigies, illuminated manuscripts and portraits. Charles and Leopold Martin were the sons of the romantic artist and mezzotint engraver John Martin (1789-1854)
© Florilegius / Mary Evans