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Tunic Collection

Background imageTunic Collection: Bathing Belle on Pier

Bathing Belle on Pier
A flirtatious young woman in a two-piece bathing costume of side lacing shorts & striped tunic adjusts her black stockings. N.B espadrilles with ribbon lacing

Background imageTunic Collection: Jester carrying a wassail bowl

Jester carrying a wassail bowl
A jester in red and blue costume, carrying a wassail bowl and enjoying the aroma coming from it. Wassail was a medieval drink, a kind of punch made from hot mulled cider

Background imageTunic Collection: Shell Fountain / Costume

Shell Fountain / Costume
Tunic dress by Paquin: draped tango skirt with front split & train, translucent flared tunic & pearl adorned corsage, toque / turban with feather trim

Background imageTunic Collection: Ballet dancers exercising

Ballet dancers exercising at the French Academie de Musique et de Danse. (2 of 2)

Background imageTunic Collection: Social / Cup Day at Ascot

Social / Cup Day at Ascot
Society ladies in Ascot fashions: hobble skirts & panniers, tunic dresses, a loose fitting kimono style dress with oriental embroidery. N.B unfashionably large hats!

Background imageTunic Collection: Northern Scandinavian girl

Northern Scandinavian girl in traditional costume, lisening to the sound of the sea in a conch shell. Possibly a young member of the Sami People. circa 1910s

Background imageTunic Collection: American Indians. John Francis, chief of the Passamaquoddy I

American Indians. John Francis, chief of the Passamaquoddy I
Indian chief dressed in embroidered tunic and trousers from Lake Utopia, New Brunswick, Canada

Background imageTunic Collection: Costume / Men / Chevalier 13

Costume / Men / Chevalier 13
A chevalier of the Crusades, in chainmail and white tunic with red cross; he carries a spear and a heavy sword

Background imageTunic Collection: Racial / China / Mandarin

Racial / China / Mandarin
A Chinese mandarin of ancient times, wearing an ornate costume and carrying a fan

Background imageTunic Collection: Knight of the mid 15th century in battle armor with weapons

Knight of the mid 15th century in battle armor with weapons.. He wears a checkered tunic over stocking, with two angels above holding his coat of arms. The weapons include a war hammer A and sword E

Background imageTunic Collection: Metropolitan Police officer, PC Tom Smith

Metropolitan Police officer, PC Tom Smith
Studio photograph of the Metropolitan Police officer, PC Tom Smith, wearing the new eight button tunic which replaced the old Peelers tailcoat in 1864. The top hat remains as before. Date: 1864

Background imageTunic Collection: Saxon Ladies / Strutt

Saxon Ladies / Strutt
Anglo-Saxons of 9th & 10th centuries: tunics (kirtles)- one with an embroidered hem, super-tunic (roc), mantles, veils or head-rails which completely cover the hair

Background imageTunic Collection: Tarot card 1 -- Le Bateleur (The Juggler)

Tarot card 1 -- Le Bateleur (The Juggler)
Tarot card 1 -- Le Bateleur (The Magician, Magus or Juggler)

Background imageTunic Collection: King Henry VI of England married to Margaret of Anjou

King Henry VI of England married to Margaret of Anjou at Titchfield Abbey, 23 April 1445. The mad king was 24 and the queen 15

Background imageTunic Collection: Anglo-Saxon Men Pl. XIX

Anglo-Saxon Men Pl. XIX
Anglo-Saxons of 9th & 10th century: green tunic, pan-hose & shoes, tunic with gold border & front slit, mantles, leg bandages, shoes with a central slit on the upper. 9th century

Background imageTunic Collection: Race Going Couple

Race Going Couple
A bright orange tunic dress with a narrow hobble skirt, sleeves with volans, a V neck bodice & pannier or polonaise over-skirt & a soft brimless hat with a plume

Background imageTunic Collection: Evening Dress / Doucet

Evening Dress / Doucet
Doucet sleeveless Empire-line tunic dress: bouillonnee / puffing at the hem, a gathered tunic with beaded fringing; worn with a vibrantly patterned fur-trimmed coat

Background imageTunic Collection: Garden Party Frock 1913

Garden Party Frock 1913
Garden party dress by Redfern: tubular style tunic dress with batea (boat) neck, hobble skirt & ornamented with lace & tassels. Hat: flat crown, wide brim, large black bow

Background imageTunic Collection: Evolution / Art Apes Life

Evolution / Art Apes Life
An extremely talented aspiring monkey artist sketches a less fortunate fellow monkey who is chained up whilst being sketched

Background imageTunic Collection: Advert for Gorringes womens bathing dresses & capes 1924

Advert for Gorringes womens bathing dresses & capes 1924
Selection of womens exclusive bathing dresses with separate knickers and capes. Date: 1924

Background imageTunic Collection: Tatler cover - Flower fashion, 1963

Tatler cover - Flower fashion, 1963
Front cover of society magazine, The Tatler featuring a model wearing a resort tunic made of poplin marguerites mounted on opaque organza over a pink poplin bikini

Background imageTunic Collection: Chic Vs False Chic 1914

Chic Vs False Chic 1914
True chic - elegant young woman wears the latest fashion to good advantage: hobble skirt & long belted fur trimmed jacket, the skirts of which create a tunic & a fur muff. Date: 1914

Background imageTunic Collection: Advert for Peter Robinsons clothing for teenage girls 1909

Advert for Peter Robinsons clothing for teenage girls 1909
Young ladies fashionable winter clothing available from Peter Robinson s, Oxfrod Street. 1909

Background imageTunic Collection: Womens fashion in velvet and fur, 1913

Womens fashion in velvet and fur, 1913
On the left a blue velvet gown bordered with fur with a vest of soft muslin and a corsage finished with Oriental embroidery and small buttons by Bourniche

Background imageTunic Collection: Throwing snowballs

Throwing snowballs
A group of cheeky monks, step outside of their monastery to throw snowballs and unsuspecting passers-by

Background imageTunic Collection: Fashions December 1880

Fashions December 1880
Dress fitting tightly to below the hips, reverse collar, buttons down the back. Girl: coat body with tails pinned up behind. Blue jacket body: tartan collar & basque

Background imageTunic Collection: Chaucer / Old England / Col

Chaucer / Old England / Col
GEOFFREY CHAUCER English poet

Background imageTunic Collection: Wife kissing a young man behind her husbands back

Wife kissing a young man behind her husbands back. German fashions of the late 15th century. From a color illustration by a German master in Berlin Print Room, Kupferstichkabinet

Background imageTunic Collection: Model in an outdoor botanical setting

Model in an outdoor botanical setting (Kew Gardens?) in tunic waistcoat with matching skirt and tights. Date: mid 1960s

Background imageTunic Collection: Man and woman of Arabia, 1818

Man and woman of Arabia, 1818. The man wears a turban, cloak, sash and harem pants, the woman wears a veil over a long dress

Background imageTunic Collection: Crakows and Trippen shoes from the mid-15th century

Crakows and Trippen shoes from the mid-15th century. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt, 1889

Background imageTunic Collection: Ancient Germanic cavalry

Ancient Germanic cavalry. They wear helmets, capes, pants and socks, and carry severed heads, lances and shields. From Philipp Cluvers Germania Antiqua. Guerrieri Germani a cavallo

Background imageTunic Collection: Saxon and Anglo-Saxon kings in battle armour, 8th century

Saxon and Anglo-Saxon kings in battle armour, 8th century
Saxon king in chainmail tunic with double-edged sword and shield, and Anglo-Saxon king of the Heptarchy, 8th century, in leather breastplate standing over a defeated enemy with a cup made from a

Background imageTunic Collection: Ancient Assyria

Ancient Assyrian clothing worn by a chief minister and King. Date: B.C

Background imageTunic Collection: Saint Lazarus with his Sisters Martha and Mary

Saint Lazarus with his Sisters Martha and Mary
Master of Perea. Saint Lazarus with his Sisters Martha and Mary. Valencian School, early 16th century. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageTunic Collection: German soldier and his wife, wedding photo, WW1

German soldier and his wife, wedding photo, WW1 Date: 1914-1918

Background imageTunic Collection: Soldiers of Acostamientos. Culveriner and crossbowman

Soldiers of Acostamientos. Culveriner and crossbowman
Soldiers of Acostamientos. The Acostamiento was a salary granted by the king to his vassals under which they were obliged to serve him in war. Culveriner (left). Crossbowman (right). Engraving

Background imageTunic Collection: God Pluto. Roman sculpture, 2nd century AD

God Pluto. Roman sculpture, 2nd century AD
Sculpture of God Pluto. 2nd century AD. Marble. From the Roman Theatre of Merida (Emerita Augusta), Spain. National Museum of Roman Art. Merida, Badajoz province, Extremadura, Spain. Date: 2014

Background imageTunic Collection: Caricature illustration, The Starting Price by Rene Vincent. Showing fashionable woman in tunic

Caricature illustration, The Starting Price by Rene Vincent. Showing fashionable woman in tunic and scarf, with blushing gentleman standing behind her

Background imageTunic Collection: A towelling tunic for the beach, complete with a pattern to make it oneself. Date: 1954

A towelling tunic for the beach, complete with a pattern to make it oneself. Date: 1954

Background imageTunic Collection: Greek art. Grave relief of Mnesarete. About 380 BC. Glyptoth

Greek art. Grave relief of Mnesarete. About 380 BC. Glyptoth
Greek art. Grave relief of Mnesarete. About 380 BC. The dead woman is seated in front of a sorrowing girl. The name is recorded on the pediment Mnesarete (daughter) of Socrates. Glyptothek. Munich

Background imageTunic Collection: Greek Art. Gravestone. Attica. 400-350 BC. Greece

Greek Art. Gravestone. Attica. 400-350 BC. Greece
Greek Art. Gravestone. Relief crowned by palmette ornament. The dead girl, Sosilla, daughter of Straton from Kollytos in Attica, takes leave of Chaireas from Kedoi in Attica. 400-350 BC. Greece

Background imageTunic Collection: Tunic dress by Redfern with a draped tango skirt with a train

Tunic dress by Redfern with a draped tango skirt with a train, a jade green fur trimmed tunic & skullcap. A long tassel descends from the back of the dress. Date: 1914

Background imageTunic Collection: A spring dress from Lucien Lelong, Paris, 1925

A spring dress from Lucien Lelong, Paris, 1925. An important feature is the tunic skirt made of black crepe de chine Date: 1925

Background imageTunic Collection: Man and woman of Goa, India, 1818

Man and woman of Goa, India, 1818. They wear headdresses with feathers, tunics and cloaks. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of

Background imageTunic Collection: Women of Normandy, France, in a kitchen, 1818

Women of Normandy, France, in a kitchen, 1818. They wear elaborate tall lace headdresses. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of

Background imageTunic Collection: Man and woman of Persia, 1818

Man and woman of Persia, 1818. The man wears a turban, cloack, tunic, harem pants and scimitar, the woman wears a turban with veil, cloak and dress

Background imageTunic Collection: Women of the Isle of Nio or Ios, Greece, 1818

Women of the Isle of Nio or Ios, Greece, 1818. One woman spins yarn on a spinning wheel and another holds a spindle. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present



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