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The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England in 1420. This blog has *loads* of amazing medieval and renaissance portraits -- well worth the look!

Plate 13: "Herring, pickled herring". Apron has a center pocket to support her purse. Red suit of apparel with partlet, apron and bagged coif. Apron pocket lined in matching red. Yellow binding at neckline, cuffs, waistline, hem and bordering apron. Same large shallow basket balanced on head as bean-seller.

Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, 1502–1550). Gluttony from the Seven Deadly Sins (detail), ca. 1532–34. Tapestry woven under the direction of Willem de Pannemaker, Brussels, before 1544. Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid (TA 22/3, A. 360-12154). | This work is featured in "Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry," on view October 8, 2014–January 11, 2015. #Coecke #tapestrytuesday

The Pragmatic Costumerfrom The Pragmatic Costumer

Through the Keyhole: A Peek into a 17th Century Lady’s Wardrobe

Apron, circa 1580-1600

Aschaffenburg, Schloss Johanisburg, Kurfürst Joachim I., Nestor von Brandenburg von Lucas Cranach d. Ä. (Johannisburg Palace, Elector Joachim I., Nestor of Brandenburg by Lucas Cranach the Elder)

Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, 1502–1550). Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth tapestry (detail), designed ca. 1532 - 1533, woven ca. 1548 - 1549. Woven under the direction of Willem de Pannemaker, Brussels. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer. | This work is featured in "Grand Design: Pieter Coecke van Aelst and Renaissance Tapestry," on view October 8, 2014–January 11, 2015. #tapestrytuesday #granddesign