Key Elements in Each Panel
Top - 1. Dutch noble wearing two ornamental head plates over her side buns, 15th century - 2. Noble-born Italian woman with covered hair and an ornate gold belt, 14th century - 3. Venetian lady with dyed hair (strawberry blond was popularized in the late 16th century), 15th century - 4. Venetian bride in her wedding clothes, 15th century - 5. Noble-born Italian woman wearing an escoffion in the shape of a croissant, looking pious, 14th century - 6. Noble-born lady with an ornamental headpiece, her long hair gathered at the back, 15th century - 7. Noble-born Venetian wearing a gold hairnet, 16th century - 8. Noble-born woman wearing a balzo headpiece, 15th century.
Bottom - 9. Roman lady with covered hair wearing a dress with a center split to allow the lower fabric to peek through, 14th century - 10,11. Dutch noble with her hand maid following her, 15th century - 12. Noble-born Italian girl, wearing her hair in a youthful hairstyle, 15th century - 13. Venetian lady dying her hair, 16th century - 14. Noble Italian woman, 15th century.
This 123+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary, ultra-rare collection of original color and chromolithographs, which capture a myriad of ancient cultures and costumes from around the world. Virtually unseen individually, and from perhaps the most coveted portfolio of costumes from the 19th century, these historically important elephant folio-sized chromolithographs depict scenes and images venturing from ancient Egypt to classical Rome and Greece. Each illustration was adapted from actual artifacts and archaeological sites to define accurate representations of life during each time period; from the dainty Orient to the tribes of Oceania, there are beautiful illustrations for all, each more unique than the next.
Please note that the full original supporting documents for this original piece, shown in the additional pictures attached to the listing, are included and will be shipped with this original.
The originals offered are from the first edition of RacinetÕs masterwork on costumes of the world. Many have been heightened in gold and silver. The full color chromolithographs are some of the most spectacular we have procured. The duotone chromolithographs are stunning and impeccably preserved. Each piece from the collection is in museum-quality condition.
Keywords specific to this image: tint, hairdo, historical, sleeves, robe, beauty, style, Europe, late Medieval