Category Archives: 1440

Costumes in 1440. Fashion of the 15th Century. Renaissance, late Gothic, Burgundy fashion.

King Henry VI. and his court. The good duke Humphrey.

King Henry VI. The good duke Humphrey. Middle ages fashion. The British Monarchy.

King Henry VI. (1421-1471) and his court.

King Henry VI. 1421-1471 and his court.

Medieval letter decoration. Middle ages Book illustration. Initial letter O

Initial letter O

OUR plate represents a part of the group which occupies the left-hand compartment of the tapestry of Coventry, already described. It is one of the many illustrations of our great dramatic bard which we are enabled to give from contemporary pictures. The nobleman distinguished by his flowing beard, is said to be the “good duke Humphrey;” whilst in the person kneeling behind the king, we readily recognise his uncle and rival, the Cardinal Beaufort. The tapestry must therefore, have been made before 1447, the date of Duke Humphrey’s death (1390-1447). This group has a peculiar interest for the reader of Shakespeare, since it exhibits together several of the personages who figure most prominently in the Second Part of King Henry VI. Gloucester presents much of that character which is so vividly painted by the bard: he is the man loved by the people, and respected by the good among the nobles: Continue reading

Middle ages skirts fashion. 13th to 15th century.

Middle ages skirts fashion. 13th to 15th century costume history.

Skirts 13th to 15th century

Middle ages skirts fashion. 13th to 15th century.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Jupes. – Planche 7.  Continue reading

Middle ages bodice fashion. 13th to 15th century costume history.

Middle ages bodice fashion. 13th to 15th century costume history. Corsages

Bodice fashion 13th to 15th century.

Middle ages bodice fashion. 13th to 15th century costume history.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Corsages. – Planche 6.

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Women from around Paris, reign of Charles VII., 1443.

Parisienne costume. Medieval fashion. Gothic costume. 15th century fashion.

Women from around Paris in 1443

Women from around Paris, reign of Charles VII., 1443.

French 15th century fashion, end of gothic, burgundian costume period.

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French Lady in the time of Charles VII. (1403-1461).

Charles VII. Burgundian fashion. Medieval clothing. French costume idea. Mid-century dress

Lady in the time of Charles VII.

French Lady in 1440 in the time of Charles VII. (1403-1461).15th century Burgundian fashion.

The lady is dressed in late medieval Burgundian fashion. The skirt and bodice are not yet connected to each other by a seam as is done in the following fashion era of the Renaissance. The Burgundian fashion is one of the most elaborate and most precious fashion eras ever. The use of high quality damask, silks and brocades was an expression of the highest luxury lifestyle in the Burgundian aristocracy. The Burgundian fashion belongs to the epoch of European Gothic.
Charles VII was from 1422-1461 King of France. With the help of Joan of Arc, he could bring about the turning point in the Hundred Years’ War. In 1453, he was finally able to expulsion of the English from France. He led France by a large fiefdom association to a nation state. He was the fifth king of the Valois line of the Capetian dynasty. He also founded the era of the so-called Loire kings.

Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.

Middle Ages hats. 12th to 15th century fashion history.

Middle Ages hats fashion. 12th to 15th century fashion history.

Middle Ages hats fashion.

Middle Ages hats. 12th to 15th century fashion history.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Chapeaux. – Planche 5.

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Italian renaissance costume from Florence

Florentine Nobleman. Florence Renaissance costume 15th Century. Costume design: historical and folk costumes. Franz Lipperheide.

Nobel Florentine

Florentine Nobleman. Italian renaissance fashion from Florence in 15th Century.

Late Burgundian gothic style.

“Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887. Catalogue of Freiherrich of Lipperheide’schen Costume Library.

German Gothic Fashion. Citizens in 1440.

15th century costumes. German Citizens clothing. Middle Ages Gothic fashion

German Citizens 1440

German Gothic Fashion. Citizens in 1440, 15th century.

He wears the typical late-Gothic turban, girded with top rock and closed sandals. The woman has a Wide sleaved robe, two times the skirt, the upper has a trail. The petticoat reaches almost to the ground. The colors in that era were yellow and red. These represented some of the reformation time equivalent. This means that the materials were cheaper and coarser. What the general impoverishment in the German lands to carry back is due to the Hussites wars.