Portrait of a Lady

Creator:
Baldovinetti, Alesso, ca. 1425-1499
Published/Created:
ca. 1465
Physical Description:
62.9 x 40.6 cm
Date Depicted:
1975
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
tempera and oil on wood
Notes:
Blond hair is preferred. Bleaching is a common practice.
Abstract:
During the Early Renaissance in Italy the silhouette develops into the shape of a cone. The head is the focus of attention. Faces are made to appear large and features small by raising the hairline and plucking the eyebrows. The remaining hair is teased and arranged to frame the face. For the first time in centuries false hair is added. It is twisted, braided, intertwined with ribbons, and adorned with pearls. Large hats are shaped like a bubble or turban which frames the face. Sometimes short veils are draped over the hair.
Topics:
Costume -- Europe -- History -- (LC)
Painting -- Italy -- 15th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
4389-128
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:
London, England: National Gallery
OID:
10596436
PID:
digcoll:1805234