-1520s flemish

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Status: passed on to a friendĀ 

Year finished: 2004

To Do: n/a

Updates since last photo: n/a

Inspiration: several tapestries and portraits.

 

This gown was based on two portraits of probably different women in the same gown and of figures that appear in tapestries and one in a Cranach religious painting. I used a set of four large curtains in yellow cotton with a fine raised trellis pattern of floating warp threads and a set of cotton percale sheets for the lining.
I was fortunate to have hair wispy enough at this time to recreate a hairstyle also seen in tapestries and sketches/woodcuts.