Sets of British costumes

A few sets of National Costumes (including Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland) were produced during the late 18th and 19th centuries. In addition, various images of emblems and icons of Wales were published which often included a woman (in classical rather than Welsh costume) and symbols of Wales – the Prince of Wales feathers, goats, harps, leeks and daffodils.
(1) A WELSH MARKET WOMAN and SON. / Designed by an Amateur / Engraved by I. Hassell. / Published by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket. (1813)
This is one of a set of four which included ‘An Irish Market Woman and Children’, ‘A Scotch Market Woman and Children’, ‘An English Market Woman and Daughter’.

(2) LACY'S DRAMATIC COSTUMES / PLATE 122 / A WELCH GIRL / Published by T.H. Lacy, 89, Strand, London (1865). Presumably from a book on stage costumes.

(3) Welchman (No publication details). Possibly from a book on stage costumes.

(4) no. 11 of the Cambrian Costumes set (Cardiganshire) was included in the set of Brook Bond Tea cards 'British Costume' published in 1967 which consisted mostly of English costumes through the ages.

(1) Welch Peasants engraved by GUISEPPE BORTIGNONI, (1778-1860) after Richard Westall, (1799).
One of a set of four with English, Scotch and Irish Peasants
Some of these were reproduced as a printed cotton furnishing (Victoria & Albert museum T.43-1956)

(2) Illustrations of Welsh, English and Scottish costumes were published in George Bryant Campion's, 'Sketches of the picturesque character of Great Britain from nature and on stone'. (London: Ackermann, 1836)

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Welsh Costume: A Welsh Market Woman and Son, 1813

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Welsh Costume: Lacy’s Dramatic Welsh Girl,...

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Welsh Costume: Welchman

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Welsh costume: Cambrian costumes, no. 11, Brook...

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