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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!

Allessandro Allori's Study of a Woman with a Tray, 1570-80, note the pocket and lacy apron edging!

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.

Portrait of a Lady probably 1555-65, Italian, Florentine. The sitter has not been identified. This work was formerly attributed to Bronzino and to Alessandro Allori; neither of which seems acceptable. The costume has been said to accord best with a dating in the late 1550s or early 1560s.

Sandro Botticelli - Portrait of a Lady at the window (Smeralda) [1470-75] Sandro Botticelli - Portrait of a Lady at the window (Smeralda) [1470-75] London VAM Renaissance faces catalogue no. 014

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

[Costumes italiens, grecs et turcs] Éditeur : [S.l. s.d] Date d'édition : 1580 Type : monographie imprimée Langue : Italien Format : [1-94] f. : ill. ; in-fol Format : application/pdf Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b71000071

[Costumes italiens, grecs et turcs] Éditeur : [S.l. s.d] Date d'édition : 1580 Type : monographie imprimée Langue : Italien Format : [1-94] f. : ill. ; in-fol Format : application/pdf Droits : domaine public Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b71000071

The Pragmatic Costumerfrom The Pragmatic Costumer

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

Apron, circa 1580-1600

Pietro Lorenzetti, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Italian, c. 1342 - 1344

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