Portrait of Princess

Creator:
Pisanello, 1395-ca. 1455
Published/Created:
ca. 1435-1449
Physical Description:
43 x 30 cm
Date Depicted:
1975
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
tempera on panel
Notes:
Typical pipelike folds at the high waist. The unusual braid trim at the neck and armhole emphasize the cut of the garment.
Abstract:
The kirtle (qamurra), with its long, tight sleeves and rounded neckline, is the basic garment. It is worn alone or with an overgarment. The late Italian version of the houppelande (cioppa) is the most important overgarment. It is shaped like a cone, narrow at the shoulders and full at the hem. At the high waistline it is pleated into pipelike folds, which probably are controlled by an inner belt. Sleeves are long, funnel-shaped, and slashed to the front of the armscye. They are lined in fur or in a contrast­ing color, and the slashed edges are dagged. Unlike the high, fitted and boned collar of the French-Burgundian houppelande, the Italian version has a low stand which dips to a V shape in back. Until it disappears in 1420, the surcote is also over the kirtle.
Variant Titles:
Portrait of Margherita Gonzaga
Topics:
Costume -- Europe -- History -- (LC)
Painting -- Italy -- 15th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
4389-140
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion) (AAT)
paintings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Clothing & Accessories
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
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:
Paris, France: Musée du Louvre
OID:
10596448
PID:
digcoll:1799087