Arms of the Holy-Empire. German Landsknechte 16th century.
These two pieces are drawn from the remarkable volume called the Arms of the Holy-Empire, which was published at Frankfurt on the Mein, in 1545, at Cyriac Jacob´s (infolio). That book presents a series of 144 wood-cuts representing Landsknechte (lansquenets) of the time of Charles V., in the most picturesque and varied attitudes and costumes. They all hold the standards with the coasts of arms of the imperial towns, and are thrown out by landscape back-grounds. It is useless to call the attention of purr readers on the grand character of these figures. We shall follow Mr. Bryan´s opinion, who, in his “biographical and critical Dictionary,” attributes the monogram of every plate to the German engraver Jones James Kobel, who flourished towards 1520.
Dutch Renaissance costumes. State-entry of Emperor Charles V.
36. Johan van Bronckhorst, council of Nijmegen. 37. Hendrik van Stepraedt, Lord of Doddendaal and Indoornick. 38. Lord Lijfhard van Ooy, council of Nijmegen. 39. Adriaan van Balveren – 40. Christoffel van Weze, Lord of Hien, council of Nijmegen. 41. Jacob van Bronckhorst, Lord of Bemmel, alderman of Nijmegen. 42. Willem van Gendt, Lord of Loenen and Wolferen, council of Nijmegen. 43. Lord Johan van Haeften, Hellu and Herwijnen. 44-47. Masters of the Guild of Saint Nicholas. 48. Henrick Poeijn, secretary of the city of Nijmegen 49. Lambert Lamberti, steward of Nijmegen.
French Renaissance Costumes. History of Fashion. Reign of Francis the First
Fashion under the Reign of FRANCIS I. 1515 to 1545.
(French Renaissance costume period.)
The court of Francis I. — A speech of Charles V. — The king’s liberality — Order of the Cordelière — Word paintings of the fashions of the day, by Rabelais — Costumes of the seasons — Feather fans Sunshades — The ” hoche-plis ” or vertugadin — Mme. de Tressan saves her cousin’s life — Satires and songs — Mdlle. de Lacépède — “Contenances” — Silk shoes with slashes — Head-dress called a “passe-filon” — Increase of love of dress — The bean flower — Artistic head-dresses — Twists of hair called ratraprenades — Ferronières—Coaches in Paris ; their influence on the fashions.
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