period makeups: seventeenth-century Europe

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Period makeups: seventeenth-century Europe

Unlike the sixteenth century no one face haunts us from the seventeenth century. But there are a few contenders: not least Milady de Winter and Anne of Austria as imagined by Dumas père.

As with other period makeup sub-sections the characters shown here are an indiscriminate mixture of real persons and fictional characters. Also ordinary people are heavily under-represented: fashion was largely a matter for the rich.