Legend of S. Ursula: Detail

Creator:
Carpaccio, Vittore, ca. 1460-ca. 1526
Published/Created:
1497-1498
Date Depicted:
1975
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
oil on canvas
Notes:
A gown with tied-in sleeves. The white puffs are the chemise pulled through the openings.
Abstract:
Dress of the High Italian Renaissance is distinctly soft, loose, and easy. Its silhouette is narrower and more natural than the silhouette of the Early Renaissance. The round gown, an important new garment, is alone or with an overgarment. It has a separate, short-waisted bodice and a straight, gathered skirt. The neckline is low, round, and wide. Characteristically Italian, sleeves are usually separate from the gown and laced or tied in place. The chemise is pulled through the openings between the ties to make little puffs. Often the sleeve fabric and color are different from the gown. A stiff overgarment like a tabard appears in Italy. Narrow at the shoulders, it is slightly shaped over the bosom and then widens at the hem. It has an open V neck and seam which makes a small lapel. Fabric for the overgarment is usually rich brocade.
Topics:
Costume -- Europe -- History -- (LC)
Painting -- Italy -- 15th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
4389-183
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:
Venice, Italy: Galleria dell'Accademia
OID:
10596491
PID:
digcoll:1802752