1888 Chromolithograph Costume Clothing Italy Medieval Renaissance LCH3


This is a rare original 1888 color chromolithograph which offers a glimpse into the fashionable clothing styles in Italy during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.

Key Elements in Each Panel

Top - 1. Papal officer in palace attire, 15th century - 2. Gentleman in a chin-strap hat - 3. Officer in livery, late 15th century - 4,5,6,7. Page, 15th century - 8. Venetian noble in winter wear, 15th century.

Bottom - 9. Gentleman in a blue hood, 14th century - 10. Flemish nobleman, 15th century - 11. Officer in parade attire, early 16th century - 12. Venetian gentleman, 15th century - 13. Italian man, early 16th century - 14. Condottiero, a mercenary soldier contracted by the Italian city-states and the papacy.


This 123+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.5 inches; 25 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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: toque, hat, leggings, doublet, codpiece