1769 Johann Zoffany - Sir Lawrence Dundas with his Grandson

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I know, I know, It must have already been on Tumblr for ages, but I’ve just found this.♥ **faints**


This heavily embroidered Regency era costume is a lovely example of a redingote - or quite literally “riding coat.”  The redingote came into fashion in the 18th century, starting out as merely a functional piece of clothing, but eventually evolved into a much more fashionable piece of a woman’s wardrobe.  To see an excellent diagram that illustrates how the silhouette of the redingote changed throughout the early eighteenth century to the late nineteenth century, go here.

This particular redingote was first seen in Vanity Fair in 1998 on Natasha Little as Becky Sharp.  It was used again on Georgia King as Lady Amelia Heartwright in the 2013 film Austenland.  It was seen a third time in 2013 on Jenna Louise Coleman as Lydia Bennet in the BBC mini series Death Comes to Pemberley.  It is here that we are truly able to see the great amount of detail and embroidery that has gone into this costume, not only on the front but on the back as well. 

Costume Credit: Shrewsbury Lasses

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Antique Hall at Charlottenborg. 1837.  Peter Herman Rasmussen. Danish 1818-1889. watercolor.


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Women of Steel

deep, heavy breathing

Give me armour and let me kill some shit.

pay special attention to the lack of boob cups and thank you

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"A Man in Armor" of 1655 by Rembrandt van Rijn.

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Napoleon Family Tree Postcard

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Jean Lannes as depicted in Napoleon (2003)

(bringing these back)

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Portrait of Josephine as Queen of ItalyAndrea Appiani, 1807. Oil on canvas.

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Francois Martin-Kavel (1861-1931)


Léon Comerre (1850-1916)


Mozaics of Russian commanders during the Patriotic War of 1812, by Ilya Kleiner, 1988-1994.



The Eruption of Mt Vesuvius by Pierre-Jacques Volaire, 1777

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Théodore Géricault Swiss Guard and Wounded Veteran (x)