The court at Compiegne, 1869
The court at Compiegne, 1869. Madame de M. watching the hunting party start. Woman in violet dress with crinoline empire, black ribbon belt and black lace bib and apron. The Palace of Compiegne was the court residence of Napoleon III during the hunting season. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V. after an illustration by Francois Courboin from Octave Uzanne's Fashion in Paris, William Heinemann, London, 1898
Woman strolling in the Gardens of the Tuileries, 1819
Woman strolling in the Gardens of the Tuileries, near the rue de Rivoli, 1819. She wears a bonnet, lace collar and satin walking dress. In the background, children with hoops and yo-yos and their nannies. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V. after an illustration by Francois Courboin from Octave Uzanne's Fashion in Paris, William Heinemann, London, 1898
French spoils from China exhibited at Tuileries, 1861
French spoils from China recently exhibited at the Palace of the Tuileries. Treasures and valuable objects sent home from the Summer Palace as a present to Napoleon III, the Emperor of France by the French expeditionary army, after the Second Opium War which pitted the British and French Empires against the Qing dynasty of China. The main figure in the image represents the Chinese Emperor's war costume and above his head the crown of ceremony. Also depicted are a selection of arms, a pagoda, a perfume jar and a Chinese dragon in gilt copper.
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