This hanging produces such a decorative effect that one would like to see a grand hall of the XVth century thus hang and decorated. The rendering recals the flat and boldly outlined mural paintings of the preceeding centuries, and the traditions of pure art are cleverly observes.
XV Century. French factory. (In a quarter of the original.) Fabric wall hanging. Velvet, silk and gold. XV Siècle. Fabrique Française. (Au quart de l’original.) Étoffe de tenture. Velours, soie et or.
XV Century. Italian school. Two tone fabric. In the Louvre. According to John Fisole (Fra Angelico). XV Siècle. École Italienne. Grandeur d’execution. Au museum du Louvre. Tissu a quatre tons. D’après Fra Angelico.
We show above an ornamented tissue borrowed from a picture of the Louvre by Fra Angelico. Is the composition due to the master or copied from an actual stuff, we care not know, as it is remarkable and its execution easy.
Italian Fabric design 15th century. After Fra Angelico 1395–1455. Early Renaissance period.
Italian school. Fabric with four tones. At the Louvre museum. Size of the execution. After a submission by Fra Angelico. XV Siècle. École Italienne. Grandeur d’execution. Au museum du Louvre. Tissu a quatre tons. D’après Fra Angelico.
The old masters and more particulary the Italian masters of the XVth and XVIth century have often remarkably treated the tissues with which they robed the figures of their paintings. Nothing easier than to give the geometrical plan of these patterns as we have done in the above drawing.
A Doctor from France in the Reign of Charles VIII., 1493
A Doctor from France in the Reign of Charles VIII., 1493, 15th century.
“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864. Continue reading →
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