Design for Court Costumes

Creator:
Pisanello, 1395-ca. 1455
Published/Created:
ca. 1415-1455
Date Depicted:
1975
500 AD - 1499 AD
Notes:
Surviving costume designs, possibly for a fancy dress ball at court.
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.
Topics:
Costume -- Europe -- History -- (LC)
Painting -- Italy -- 15th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
4389-142
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:
Chantilly, France: Musee Conde
OID:
10596450
PID:
digcoll:1863470