de Brandenbourg, 1714. French
du Maine. French
de Ventadour. French
Jusque à la Bourse. Engraving of two gentlemen,
around 1700. Note the pagoda sleeves of the Justaucorps and
the loosely knotted lace cravats, which followed the fashion
of the Steinkerk. French
l'Electrice de Brandenbourg, 1702. Note her Fontange with
a very broad, flat fold in the middle, the Fontange at this
time is tipped down low. French
du Maine, 1708. Note the cravat with lace, which is worn
in a loose knot. Wearing the muff with a passe-caille around
his wrist. The sleeves are wide, the so-called Pagoda sleeves.
III, Electeur de Brandenbourg, 1704. Note his long periwig,
parted in the middle. French
de Conti, 1713. Note her muff made from peacock feathers,
a very rare occurrence.French
Couple at Leisure, 1708. Picard. French
in Tyburne. Attributed to Marsellus Laroon, 1700. English
à la Mode, 1700. The prospective wife is accepted
since her financial advantages compensate for her personal
failings. Note the choker she is wearing with thick pearls.
Banker at Work, 1700. The middle class was by now influential
and rich, as can be seen on his clothing. Note the lace cravat
and the brocaded breeches are surely expensive. French
le Duc, ca. 1702. Note he is wearing a small tricorne
hat and patterned ribbon bows on his right shoulders, an embroidered
ribbon is fastened to his shoulder with a jewel and forms
an epaulette. French
at Versailles, 1706. A
political cartoon of 1706, showing the consternation at the
French Court over Marlborough's victory at Ramillies. Louis
has fallen to the ground, while at the back to the left stand
James, Duke of Berwick, James II's illegitimate son by Arabella
Churchill (and the Duke of Marlborough's nephew), and his
half-brother, James Francis Stuart, the Old Pretender. English
King is dead, long live the King", 1st September 1715.
On the day of Louis XIV death. the five-year-old Louis XV,
attended by the Regent, the Duc d'Orléans (son of Louis
XIV's brother) receives the homage of the Cardinal de Nailles.
Note the patterns and the textures of the fabrics, rich brocades.