Friday, February 7, 2014

Off to Russia - A rare English view of 18C Russian costumes


A Country Woman returning from Market in 1764 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


The Russian tradition of fortune telling during the Christmas season has ancient origins.  While I was looking for paintings depicting this process, I stumbled upon a series of Russian women's costumes published in 18C England, Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.  These images are from that collection.


A Kamtchadale Women in her full dress in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Country Woman in Russia in 1764 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Gentlewoman in Moscow in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Common Habit of a Kamtchadale with her Child in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Country Woman of Ingria subject to Russia in 1764 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Merchant's Wife in Russia in 1765 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Russian Lady at Valday in 1764 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Russian Girl in 1764 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Russian Lady at Archangel in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Russian Market Woman in 1764 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Russian Market Woman in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Russian Midwife in 1764 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Samoyede Woman and Child subject to Russia in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Tartarian Woman in Kasan subject to Russia in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Tartarian Woman of Schouvache subject to Russia in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Woman of Ingria subject to Russia in 1764 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Woman of Tchouktschi in Siberia subject to Russia in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Woman of Wotiac in Siberia in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Woman of Wotiac in Siberia in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Young Market Woman of Octha in Russia in 1765 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of the Wife of a Russian Boor (peasant) in 1768 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Morning Habit of a Lady of the City of Pera in Natolia in 1568 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Morning Habit of a Russian Lady in 1764 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Summer Habit of a Russian Woman with her Cloak on, in 1765 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Summer Habit of a Russian Woman with her Cloak off, in 1765 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.


Habit of a Lady of Tartary in 1667 Thomas Jefferys, 'A Collection of the Dresses of Different Nations, Antient and Modern' (4. vols.), London, 1757-1772.



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