Portraits of Period-Era Historical & Cultural

Historical portraits of peoples in traditional era dress, costume or garb, period clothing and folkwear. Fully customized paintings and depictions in the 'Old World' style. Decorative tile art and tile murals.

This page prominently features and highlights tile art portraits based on the works and illustrations of “The Complete Costume History” by Auguste Racinet. The historical portraits shown provide insights into the traditional ancestry dress, garb, folkwear and costumes of specific era cultures, social positions or standing. The clothes or national period clothing also reveals vocations or work performed by the people of the various nationalities of the era, European and colonial.

Shown too are portraits based on the Quimper-Breton-Faience style along with cultural and historical paintings or depictions in the very appealing Old World style or technique.

Most of the portraits were hand painted by Julia on a single six inch ceramic tile. These tiles can be used or incorporated into a kitchen backsplash tile mural, fireplace, hearth surround accent tiles, bathroom or anywhere decorative tiles are desired.

Breton figure, French Quimper, Faience style tile art portraits.
French Quimper-Breton Figure Tile Art Portraits (with installation photos)
Portraits of peoples in era ancestral costume or traditional dress and period clothing.
Era Traditional Clothing and Period Dress Portraits (multiple paintings)
Dancing French Peasants, historical era portrait tile mural based on illustrations of Auguste Racinet.
Dancing French Peasants
Country Kitchen Accent Portrait Tiles, peoples in costume or traditional era dress, garb and folkware.
Carol’s Country Kitchen Portrait Tiles (with installation photos)
Customized version of Bouguereau Birth of Venus. Only Venus is shown in this portrait.
Diane’s Birth of Venus
Tile art portrait of Hungarian cowboy, flashy horseman of the Hortobagy.
Hungarian Cowboy & Horseman


PO Box 8919
Catalina, AZ

(520) 825-3438
Daily: 10 AM to 8 PM
Arizona Time Zone


"Julia was wonderful to work with, very accommodating and even matched my fabric colors and swatches for my clients kitchen backsplash."
-Mike B.

"Julia did an amazing job and is very busy. She communicated well with the list of wild flowers and pictures I sent her, of the blooms here at our home."
- Ann P.

Templates in Time