Banyan & waistcoat cut from Chinese dragon robe, mid-18th century. Made of silk. I love both the colors and the pattern on this one. Banyans were designed to model Chinese clothing, and the owner of this magnificent banyan decided to go the full treatment with dragon motifs throughout.
Rest your head and sleep on this creepy Napoleon pillow.
Reenactors who have their shit together, Women Edition!
These women have their shit together! And it’s cool!
Doña María Catalina de Urrutia and her son by José Campeche, 1788
"Portrait of a Young Woman playing the Harp" by Robert Home, c. 1800-1815
Robert Home was an English painter who spent most of his career in India, painting portraits of the British community there. Read more about his career here.
ab. 1775 Joseph Wright of Derby - Portrait of Edward Abney
MTV Cribs with Louis XVI
Маршал Ланн и его адъютант, 1807-09 гг.
Louis Rochet (1813-1878): Napoleon Bonaparte, student of the Royal School in Brienne, aged 15 years old.
This monument to Napoleon, placed before the town hall, was inaugurated in the year 1859, during the Second Empire. Young Bonaparte is shown in his school uniform, holding a copy of Plutarch’s Parallel Lives in his left hand and with the right one tucked in his vest.
Executed Today, July 28th, 1794,
One of the famous main players of the French Revolution and member of the Committee of Public Safety, Maximilian Robespierre’s downfall was quick and unexpected. On the morning of July 27th he was one of the most powerful men in France. By afternoon he was in chains and condemned to death. He was executed by guillotine on July 28th, 1794.