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Medieval Clothing and Footwear- 15th Century Women's Turban

Medieval Clothing and Footwear- 15th Century Women's Turban

enturies. And, of course, in many times and places throughout the Middle Ages a married woman or lady of station was expected to keep her hair covered. While noblewomen often relied on the veil, or the veil and wimple, a far simple and more practical style developed amongst the working classes in the 13th century, and became a common fashion for the next two centuries, particularly in the Italian and German principalities and free cities. Likely developed from a practical “ad hoc” solution…

"Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family", c. 1470, by an unknown artist. "The sitter's family is identified by the inscription (born a Hofer), although her precise identity is unknown. She holds a forget-me-not, presumably for remembrance. On her headdress is a fly, either a symbol of mortality or a reminder of the artist's skills of illusion. The artist worked in Southern Germany; the portrait probably dates from about 1470."

Unknown Artist - Portrait of a Woman of the Hofer Family [c.1470]

The sitter's family is identified by the inscription (born a Hofer), although her precise identity is unknown. She holds a forget-me-not, presumably for remembrance. On her headdress is a fly, either a symbol of mortality or a reminder of the artist's skills of illusion. The artist worked in Southern Germany; the portrait probably dates from about 1470. [Oil on silver fir, 53.7 x 40.8 cm] gandalfsgarden.blogspot.com/2011/09/unknown-artist-portra...

Angelica Huston's costume as the Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent in "Ever After" (1998), 16th Century costume design by Jenny Beavan. [1st of two pins]

Ever After (1998), 16th Century, Angelica Huston as the Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent. Costume Design by Jenny Beavan. Best Costume Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

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Reproduction Italian 15th Century Gown

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Sleeve detail - movie costume Venetian Gown style of 1490s

Movie Costumes

"Was there only one world after all, which spent its time dreaming of others?" ~Philip Pullman I have been working on this post all weekend and I can't wait to show it to you! The sheer volume of photographs that I had to go through was overwhelming! I've narrowed them down though to what you will probably still think is an extravagant amount, but I loved them all! My sister and I went to an exhibit at our local museum this week showcasing costumes from thirty odd films. It was spectacular…

c.1449 Late Middle Ages- Houppelande Gown

c.1449 Late Middle Ages- Houppelande Gown

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Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement, ca. 1440–44  Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian, Florentine, ca. 1406–1469)  Tempera on wood

Fra Filippo Lippi | Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Artist: Fra Filippo Lippi (Italian, Florence ca. 1406–1469 Spoleto). Date: ca. 1440. Medium: Tempera on wood. Dimensions: 25 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (64.1 x 41.9...

Movie costume dress, style of Venetian 1490s (Cranach sketches)

Movie Costumes

"Was there only one world after all, which spent its time dreaming of others?" ~Philip Pullman I have been working on this post all weekend and I can't wait to show it to you! The sheer volume of photographs that I had to go through was overwhelming! I've narrowed them down though to what you will probably still think is an extravagant amount, but I loved them all! My sister and I went to an exhibit at our local museum this week showcasing costumes from thirty odd films. It was spectacular…

Portrait of a Man in a Turban  Netherlandish Painter, second quarter 15th century     Medium:

Netherlandish Painter | Portrait of a Man in a Chaperon | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Painting: This portrait depicts an unidentified man holding a delicate pink. Two rings, one with colorful stones, adorn the fingers of his left hand and rest above the middle knuckles. The man wears a large red chaperon and his black jacket is embellished with a brooch and a hint of grey fur that peeks from the edges of his collar and cuffs

Bernhard Strigel  (German, Memmingen 1460–1528 Memmingen)

Bernhard Strigel | Portrait of a Woman | The Met

This portrait was among the first paintings to enter The Met with the 1871 purchase, the foundation of the new museum’s collection. At that early date, it had been attributed to Christopher [sic] Amberger and was thought to have come from the collection of Count Samuel von Festetits

Profile Portrait of a Young Lady by Antonio del Pollaiuolo, 1465 Italy, Gemäldegalerie

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Profile Portrait of a Young Lady by Antonio del Pollaiuolo, 1465 Italy, Gemäldegalerie Click for a huge image.

Painted shield of parade This shield was not uses in battle,but for display  purpose during parades or festivities. :From Flanders or :Burgundy,15th cent.

Painted shield of parade

This shield was not used in battle, but for display purposes during parades or festivities. It shows a lady with Flemish pointed headdress and a young knight kneeling at her feet. He wears a suit of plate armour, his helmet, gauntlets, and pole-axe lying on the ground.The skeletal figure of Death lurks behind him. On the scroll above his head, it reads 'vous ou la mort', i.e. "you or death", which suggests that the knight would rather die than prove unworthy of his lady's love. The shield is…