Moneylender and His Wife

Creator:
Metsys, Quinten, 1466-1530
Published/Created:
1514
Physical Description:
71 x 68 cm
Date Depicted:
1975
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
oil on panel
Notes:
These simple dress forms are reminiscent of the previous century. The woman places a flat beret over a short veil. The armhole seams of the man's jerkin are set deeply into the shoulder.
Abstract:
Peasant dress is especially colorful now, but the styles are basically the same as they have been for centuries. A tunic or jerkin is over an old-fashioned chemise. Consistent with the widening silhouette of the period, sleeves are fuller at the top and tighter at the wrists. Leg wear includes gaiters and/or leg wrappings. These accompany the new-style tights, usually made of shaped pieces of fabric. Headwear includes the coif, caps, hoods, and wide-brimmed straws.
Topics:
Costume -- Europe -- History -- (LC)
Painting -- Flanders -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Reformation
Culture:
Flemish
Accession Number:
4390-094
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 3
Source Created:
New York, NY
Theatre Arts Slide Presentations
1975
Call Number:
GT513 +B87 3 (LC)
Orbis Barcode:
39002051938471
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
Paris, France: Musée du Louvre
OID:
10600440
PID:
digcoll:1807523