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Majestic Outfit Majestic Outfit

João Carlos Palhares1841

Museu Imperial

Museu Imperial
Petrópolis, Brazil

Formal dress used by d. Pedro ii at his c0ronation, on july 18 1841 and, subsequently, on the solemn opening and closing of the brazilian parliament.
According to publications of that period, it was called the “knights´ garment” and was made up of the following parts: white jacket made of satin that extended down to the knees; a tie of french lace; maniple; ribbon with a bowknot of the same material as the jacket; breeches of white silk, shoes of white satin, knights´ hat. Over these clothes the imperial symbols: magestic robe made of velvet; cape made from tucan throat feathers, also used by d. Pedro I; imperial crown; imperial sceptre; cruzeiro sword; gloves; decorations, such as the grand-cross of the order of the rose and the imperial order of the cruzeiro. The clothing was inspired by that used by the french court on royal solemnities, as represented by François Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743) in his painting “Portrait of Luis XVI”. D. Pedro II´s formal dress bears a touch of romanticism and is of great distinction and elegance. It causes admiration because of the quality of the cloths used and the perfection of the embroidery, as well as the value of the precious stones and by the richness of the decoration.

Details

  • Title: Majestic Outfit Majestic Outfit
  • Creator: João Carlos Palhares, João Carlos Palhares
  • Date Created: 1840, 1841
  • Location Created: Brazil, Brazil
  • Provenance: Amongst the objects in the collection of the imperial museum that belonged to d. Pedro II, the various items that make up the robe give rise to the greatest curiocity and fascination amongst the visitors to the museum. Beyond mere fashionable pieces, they are symbols of power; reason why they are treated as imperial symbols and not just clothing. So much so that their use was restricted to the solemn cerimony that occured but twice each year., Amongst the objects in the collection of the imperial museum that belonged to d. Pedro II, the various items that make up the robe give rise to the greatest curiocity and fascination amongst the visitors to the museum. Beyond mere fashionable pieces, they are symbols of power; reason why they are treated as imperial symbols and not just clothing. So much so that their use was restricted to the solemn cerimony that occured but twice each year.
  • Type: Outifit, Outifit
  • Rights: Museu Imperial/Ibram/Minc, Museu Imperial/Ibram/Minc
  • Medium: Diverse, Diverse
  • Bibliographic References: Rodrigues, J.W. Vestes da sagração e coroação. In Anúario do Museu Imperial, Vol 11. 1959., Rodrigues, J.W. Vestes da sagração e coroação. In Anúario do Museu Imperial, Vol 11. 1959.

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