Friday, February 5, 2016

1696 Behavior of 6-Year-Old Young Gentlewoman


1670 Freake Gibbs Painter (American colonial era painter) Margaret Gibbs

The Accomplished Ladies Rich Closet OF Rarities
John Shirley [J. S. (John Shirley), fl. 1680-1702.]
LONDON Printed by W Wilde for n. Bodington in Duck Lane; and J. Blare on London-Bridge. 1696.

Instructions for a young Gentlewoman at the Age of Six, or upward, how to behave her self towards her Parents, Superiours, Equals, and Inferiours, and upon sundry other occasions


IN all your Undertakings, let it be observed that you are an Enemy to Sloth, not only by your early rising, but by your activity; for having neatly dressed you, or caused some other to do it, having prostrated your self before your Maker, and refreshed you with what was appointed, fall upon your Knees before your Parents, and receiving their Blessing, then hasten to School; or else betake you to such business as your Parents or Governess than appoint you at Home, doing it with chearfulness, and respect those that are over you, as well in their absence, as when present; and whether it be Reading, or any curious Work,

Observe that your Face and Hands are clean, and that you handle no dirty or greasie things; neither presume to eat before those who are your Instructors, whilst you at your Work or Lesson, if there be more under the same Tutorage, behave your fell kindly towards them; call no unseemly Names, nor make unseasonable Complaints; Defraud them not, nor take the least matter by force that is not your own; be courteous and mild, with a decent and winning Behaviour if your Mistress or Governess be sharp and severe, strive by your diligence to prevent displeasure or correction; and as you approach or return from her, make your Reverence, and the like to your Parents; make your Obeisance in the most becoming and obliging manner, to your Superiours and Equals: nor forget to be courteous to your Inferiours:

Be sure your Tongue run not too fast, but in Discourse but moderate; Speak with deliberation, and weigh your Words before you utter them and where you are seated, observe you continue till you are called thence, or it is time to leave it. In reading upon any occasion, use not a Tone, but read distinctly, observing your Stops, that you may the better understand what you read. In Writing, beware that you blot not your Paper, but imitate your Copy in cutting your Letters fair and even; Let not your Work, of any sort, be soiled or dirty, and keep what things you use in good order, and render your Parents an Account of your improvement.

When you are to be at Meet, be not out of the way, but attend the Grace, and then take the place that is appointed you: After having done your Reverence, see your Napkin be fastned about you to save your cloaths, and thankfully take what is given without craving; nor is it seemly for you to speak at the Table, unless you are asked a question, or them. Be some great occasion. Cut your Meat handsomely, and be not over desirous of Sawce, nor of another sort of Meat, before you have dispensed of what is on your Plate. Put not both your Hands to your Month [sic] at once, nor eat too greedily: Let not your Mouth or Fingers be greasie, no more than need must; and when you are satisfied, take your Plate Or Trencher with you, or give it to those that wait, and retire, but not out of the Room till Grace is said and the Cloth taken away; at what time making your Obeisance, you may depart, unless you are desired to stay: Nor must you sit before your Parents, Governess or Superiours, unrequired, unless at your Meat, Needle, Writing, or the like; and observe. you attempt not to drink in any company till you have emptied your Mouth; and that you breath nor, nor blubber in the Cup or Pot.

As for your Recreation, when leisure hours permit, let it be innocent and moderate, never staying late abroad, above all, be Wary in the choice of your Companions and so you grow up, shun the Conversation of those that have a report of Lightness, lest they draw you into a snare, or bring a scandal causelesly upon your good Name, but chuse those whose Reputations are candid; Converse with those who are modest yet of affable; Stay not at any time, where the least occasion of Lightness and Wantonness is administred; nor lend your Ear to Discourse tending to Lewdness.

For your Carriage, in the general, let it be a Medium,, not expressing too much reservedness, which by some, is interpreted Pride; nor too much Freedom on Familiarity, which, on the other hand, will be looked upon for Fondness. Be no Makebate between your. Parents and their Servants; nor at any time tell a Lye to excuse a Fault, to keep you from the hand of Correction. Go to Bed in due Season, without any Noise, and never be seen in unseemly Laughter; nor in pointing, or nodding, especially in Company or in places of Divine Worship: Honour Age, and pity those that are distressed; Speak not at any time scornfully, or in a taunting way, but be courteous to all; and in so doing you will gain a good Repute.


1586 Snow


Lucas van Valckenborch (1535 or later-1597) 'A Winter Landscape' 1586


1600s Families


1605 Jorge Manuel Theotokopoulos (1578-1631) (El Greco's Son) The Family of El Greco



c 1615 Jacob Jordaens (Flemish artist, 1593-1678) Self-Portrait with Parents, Brothers, & Sisters



1616 Jacob Jordaens (Flemish artist, 1593-1678) The Artist with the family of his Father in Law Adam van Noort



1620 Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish Baroque painter, 1577-1640) Lady Arundel with her Train



1628 After Gerard van Honthorst (1590–1656) George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, Catherine Manners, Duchess of Buckingham, children, Mary & George



Pieter Codde (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1599-1678) A Man & Woman & Boy Detail



1629 Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Deborah Kip and her Children



1636 Petrus Troueil Sir Francis Ottley (1600–1649), and Family



c 1639 Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Rubens with His Wife Helena Fourment and Their Son Peter Paul



1640 After artist Robert Walker, Alexander Popham, his wife Letitia Care, and Children Essex, Letitia, and Anne



Barent Fabritius (Dutch artist, 1624-1673) Willem van der Helm with his Wife and Son



1640 Cornelius Johnson (Flemish-born English Baroque Era Painter, 1593-1661) Lord Arthur Capel of Hadham (1608-1649) & wife Elizabeth Morrison & Family



1640s Gonzales Coques (Flemish artist, c 1614–1684) A Family Group



1641 Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641) James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby, with his wife and daughter



1647 Gonzales Coques (Flemish artist, c 1614–1684) A Family Group in a Landscape



1650-55 Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685) The De Goyer Family & Painter



1650 Jacob Jordaens (Flemish artist, 1593-1678) Portrait of a Family



1653-54 Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681) The van Moerkerken Family



1655-60 Gonzales Coques (Flemish artist, c 1614–1684) A Family Group



1659-60 Mary Beale (née Cradock) (26 March 1633 - 1699) was an English portrait painter.with husband and son both named Charles.



1660 Johan le Ducq (1629-1676) The Loth Family



1660 Juan Bautista Martinez del Mazo (1610-1667) The Artist’s Family



1661 Peter Thijs (1624-1677) Philips van de Werve and His Wife



1663 Jakob Ochtervelt (1635-1710) Dutch Family Portrait



1664 Daniel Schultz II (1615-1683) Family Portrait



1664 Gonzales Coques (Flemish artist, c 1614–1684) A Family Group



1664 Gonzales Coques (Flemish artist, c 1614–1684) Gentleman with his 2 Daughters



1665-70 Abraham van den Temple (1620-1672) Family Portrait



1670 Jean Nocret (1617-1672) Family of Louis XIV Château de Versailles



1673 John Michael Wright (1617-1694) Family of Sir Robert Vyner



1675 Gabriel Metsu (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1629-1667) Jan Jacobsz Hinlopen and His Family



1695 John Baptist de Medina (Southern Netherlandish-English painter, 1660-1710) John Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale (1625-1697), posing with his wife Jane & children & children's spouses.


1600s Families in the Ruff



 1601 Mary Towneley (1541-1606) in 1557, married her cousin, John Towneley of Towneley Hall, Lancashire (1528-1607). They had 14 children



1600s Unknown Flemish artist, A Dutch Family



1610 Unidentified Flemish artist The Del Prado Family



1620 Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish artist, 1577-1640) Family of Jan Brueghel the Elder



 1620 Frans Hals (1623-1625) Family in a Landscape



Cornelis de Vos (Flemish painter, c 1584-1651) Family Portrait



1621 Anthony van Dyke (1599-1641) Family Portrait



 1620s After Cornelis de Vos (Flemish painter, c 1584-1651) Family Portrait



 1621 Cornelis de Vos (Flemish painter, c 1584-1651) The Artist with his Family



1622  Jacob Jordaens  (1593-1678) Perhpas a Self Portrait with Family



 1623 Anthony van Dyck (Flemish artrist, 1599-1641) Family of Lomelini



 1625 Unknown artist. Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote and Family



1628 Unknown British artist, The Holme Family



 1630 Cornelis de Vos (Flemish painter, c 1584-1651) Family Group in Landscape



Cornelis de Vos (Flemish painter, c 1584-1651)  Nobleman and 3 Children



1631 Hendrik Gerritsz Pot (1585-1657) Charles I & Henrietta Maria & Children



Cornelis de Vos (Flemish painter, c 1584-1651) Anthony Reyniers & Family



1630s G Donck (Flemish artist) A Family Group (perhaps Jan van Hensbeeck and his Wife, Maria Koeck, and a Child)



 1630-35 Cornelis de Vos (Flemish painter, c 1584-1651)  The Family of the Artist



 1630s Cornelis de Vos (Flemish painter, c 1584-1651) Family Portrait



1600s George Jamesone (Scottish painter, 1589–1644) Self Portrait of the Artist, His Wife and Child



 1631 Cornelis de Vos (Flemish painter, c 1584-1651)  Family Portrait



1633 Jan Daemen Cool (Dutch artist, 1584-1660) Family



 1631-32 Anthony van Dyck (Flemish artist, 1599-1641) Charles I and Henrietta Maria with their two eldest children, Prince Charles and Princess Mary



 1634 Cornelis de Vos (Flemish painter, c 1584-1651) Portrait of the Artist's Family



1634 Jan Miense Molenaer (1610-1668)  A Family Making Music



1634 Jan Olis (Dutch artist, c 1610-1676) Dutch Family in an Interior



1635 Anthonie Palamedesz (1601-1673)  A Family Portrait



1600s  Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel, (1585-1646) with his wife, Alethea Talbot, Countess of Arundel



1635 Dirck Jacobsz (Flemish Northern Renaissance Painter, ca.1497-1567) Family of Dirck Bas Jacobsz,



 1635 Frans Hals (Dutch artist, 1581-1666) Family Portrait



1640 Hendrick Cornelisz.van Vliet (1611-1675) Michiel van der Dussen and His Family



 1640s Jacob Gerritsz Cuyp (Dutch artist, 1594 – 1650) Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603-1659) and his Family