Dutch inventions dating from 17th century

18-Aug-2019 12:30

There seems, however, to have been no particular etiquette for the nobility as to mourning, before the reign of Charles V.we may endeavour to sketch the portrait of a lady as she existed in feudal times, by means of the scanty materials in our possession, for we have no paintings, and very few sculptures of the time, only a few learned writers who supply us with valuable hints.They therefore conformed to the regulation forbidding them to wear voilettes, crépines, and couvre-chefs.In like manner with nuns, they never appeared in public without a guimpe that entirely concealed the head, ears, chin, and throat.

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Why, then, do painters bother to depict the same scene again? Charles V., called the wise (1338 – 1380), was from 1364 to 1380 King of France.In 1356 the States of Languedoc forbade the use of rich clothes until the release of King John (Jean II., le Bon), who was a prisoner of war in England.But it wasn't until Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, asked for tea and light refreshments in her room one afternoon, around 1830, that the ritual began.The Duchess enjoyed her 'taking of tea' so much that she started inviting her friends to join her.

Why, then, do painters bother to depict the same scene again?

Charles V., called the wise (1338 – 1380), was from 1364 to 1380 King of France.

In 1356 the States of Languedoc forbade the use of rich clothes until the release of King John (Jean II., le Bon), who was a prisoner of war in England.

But it wasn't until Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, asked for tea and light refreshments in her room one afternoon, around 1830, that the ritual began.

The Duchess enjoyed her 'taking of tea' so much that she started inviting her friends to join her.

Before long having elegant tea parties was very fashionable.