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Portrait of a lady thought to be Vere Egerton, Mrs William Booth, attributed to Robert Peake the Elder (English, c. 1551–1619)

Portrait of a lady thought to be Vere Egerton, Mrs William Booth, attributed to Robert Peake the Elder (English, c.

Slippers which belonged to Charles II. Circa 1640

Indoor shoes, English, about Said to have been worn by Charles II when Prince of Wales © CSG CIC

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Bata Shoe Museum - Shoes with clog English, dated but probably earlier due to the holes between the straps and tongue.

Stockings, 1610, Silk, Silver gilt, Cotton. England. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Accession # CT92.a-b-1989 http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/48893/

Silk, Silver Gilt, and Cotton Stockings, circa 1610 Lovely Limbs: Modern Stockings with Historical Style

Scarpa popolare inglese del XVI secolo, bassa.

century English Black leather vertically slashed in toe region L. cm) Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929

pattens.  Detail from Beweinung Christi: Kunstwerk: Temperamalerei-Holz ; Einrichtung sakral ; Flügelaltar ; Meister des Schottenaltars ; Wien  Dokumentation: 1468 ; 1480 ; Wien ; Österreich ; Wien ; Österreichische Galerie ; IN 4854  Anmerkungen: 87x80 ; Wien Schottenstift ; Baum 1971: S. 98

Detail from Beweinung Christi: Kunstwerk: Temperamalerei-Holz ;

Nicolaes Van Helt Stockade Portrait of Hendryck Henck (Huyck) and his Wife Catharina Brouwers

Nicolaes Van Helt Stockade Portrait of Hendryck Henck (Huyck) and his Wife Catharina Brouwers

In the medieval period pattens were used as galoshes, with wood soles shaped to match the soles of the shoes they were to be worn with. The patten was shaped to be able to strap over the undershoe and protect it from wear and weather. (this is a detail of Jan van Eyck’s painting Arnolfini Wedding from 1434).

pattens/clogs/outdoor overshoes - Giovanni Arnolfini and His Wife Giovanna Cenami (The Arnolfini Marriage) (detail) - Jan van Eyck 1494

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