Virgin

Published/Created:
ca. 1440
Date Depicted:
1975
500 AD - 1499 AD
Notes:
In this unbelted gown the neckline is cut into a V.
Abstract:
The houppelande is the important garment of the period. For men as well as women, it is a long tent-shaped gown. Pulled on over the head, it is belted high, and the extra fullness is pleated into pipelike folds which are centered at the front and back. Classically a bottleneck collar is shaped to fit high in back and buttons tightly under the chin. Occasionally the bottle­neck is unbuttoned, forming a low, flat collar. Sleeves are long, funnel shaped, and very full. Even when an arm is raised to a normal level, the back of the sleeve hangs in a straight line. Every conceivable edge of the garment, including accessories, is dagged, scalloped, or foliated. For court dress there is a variation of the classic houppelande. The neckline has deep, wide, and V-shaped revers which meet at a high-belted waist. The revers are faced in contrasting fabric or fur. Sleeves are long and tight, falling over the top of the hands. The skirt is quite long and has a train. The court houppelande is the first gown to have the bodice and skirt cut separately.
Topics:
Costume -- Europe -- History -- (LC)
Painting -- Flanders -- 15th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Gothic (Medieval)
Culture:
Flemish
Accession Number:
4389-104
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion) (AAT)
drawings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Clothing & Accessories
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Creator:
Button, Jeanne and Sbarge, Stephen
Source Title:
History of Costume, In Slides, Notes and Commentaries: Volume 2
Source Created:
New York, NY
Theatre Arts Slide Presentations
1975
Call Number:
GT513 +B87 2 (LC)
Orbis Barcode:
39002051938489
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
The Hague, Netherlands: Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen, Mauritshuis (Royal Picture Gallery)
OID:
10596412
PID:
digcoll:1795433