Category Archives: Burgundian dress

Medieval Burgundy aristocracy costume.

Medieval Burgundy aristocracy costume 15th century. Renaissance costume fashion period.

German nobleman in 1480

Medieval Burgundy aristocracy costume in 15th century.

Renaissance fashion period

Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.

Headdresses 15th century. The Reticulated Headdress.

Gothic Medieval costumes 15th century. Fashion Burgundy court dresses. Hennin. Headdresses

Plate XXII. Isabelle of Portugal 1428-1496 Queen of Castile and Philippe le Bon 1396-1467 Duke of Burgundy.

Headdresses 15th century. The Reticulated Headdress (Latin, Reticulum = a net).

At the hall door take off thy hood and gloves. Observe in Curtseie to take A rule of decent kind, Bend not thy body too far forth, Nor backe thy leg behind.

Curtesy came from Heaven when Gabriel greeted Our Lady. All virtues are included in it.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare. The Merry Wives of Windsor. John Collier. Costumes Tudor. 16th century fashion.

Mrs. Kendal, Miss Ellen Terry and Mr. Tree by John Collier.

Mrs. Kendal, Miss Ellen Terry and Mr. Tree in ” The merry wives of Windsor,”  by John Collier.

The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare from 1597. The comedy is about Sir John Falstaff, a drinking-addicted soldier. In complete overestimation of its effect on women he promises equal to several ladies marriage to her then to cheat their money. The ladies are amused by the wooing of the overweight drunkard and report therefrom each other. Thus, the dizziness is known, the ladies entice Falstaff into the trap and he eventually had to flee.

John Collier 1850-1934 was one of the most prominent English portrait painter of his time. He painted in the style of the Pre-Raphaelites and was one of the 24 founding members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, whose vice-president he was. He was also a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

The costumes are a blend of late medieval Burgundian court dress and English Tudor style of the Renaissance.

A Stately Measure by Averil Mary Burleigh

Averil Mary Burleigh, British, Artist, Burgundy, Medieval, costumes

” A Stately Measure ” by Averil Mary Burleigh

Averil Mary Burleigh, British, Artist, Burgundy, Medieval, costumes

“His Majesty” by Averil Mary Burleigh

 Peacock, Averil Mary Burleigh, British, Artist, Burgundy, Medieval, costumes

” The Festival.” Watercolor drawing by Averil M. Burleigh.

Drawings by Averil Mary Burleigh (1883-1949) 

” A Stately Measure, His Majesty and The Festival.”

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Courtly fantasy scene by Mary Young Hunter.

Mary Young Hunter. Courtly fantasy high dame court costume. Middle Ages fashion

The duke`s high dame ” by Mary Y. Hunter.

Here a courtly fantasy scene of the Middle Ages, 14-15th century is shown. The clothing shows the fitting design of Gothic and is based on the trend-setting, Burgundian court wealth and luxury. At the Burgundian court in Dijon chivalric culture once again enjoyed a late peak. The Burgundian court ceremonial (the import of the Habsburgs in Spain and was called from then on Spanish court ceremonial) remained in the following centuries model for all absolutist princely courts.

Mary Young Hunter. Edwardian Pre-Raphaelite Painter.

Mary Young Hunter (1872-1947) born in Napier, New Zealand. After the death of her father Edward Towgood in 1882, she moved with her mother Edith Towgood and her three siblings back to England. She studied painting in Newlyn, Cornwall, and at the Royal Academy, where she met John Young-Hunter (1874-1955). His father was Colin Hunter, a well-known marine painter and member of the Royal Academy of London, his mother was Isabella Young Rattre an excellent and important pianist. John received a chosen high aristocratic education, visited Clifton College and the University of London, studied under John Singer Sargent at the Royal Academy of Arts . Mary and John were married in 1899 and spent eight months in Italy to travel back through Germany and Belgium to England. They belonged to the higher London society,  Johns parents friends were John Singer Sargent and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. They made a name for himself as portrait painter.

Mary Young Hunter. Burgundy fashion. Medieval high dame court costume. Edwardian Pre-Raphaelites Painting

” The Wanderer.” By Mary Young Hunter.

Exhibitions in the National Tate Gallery London and Luxembourg Museum in Paris (Paris Salon, Medal 1914) followed. From 1900 to 1913 they exhibited at the Royal Academy. Both are associated with the late Romantic art movement of the Edwardian Pre-Raphaelites. In 1906 their daughter Gabrielle was born. In 1915 they moved to the USA. From New York its first station they moved on to Taos, New Mexico. 1921 the couple separated and Mary Young Hunter moved to Berkley California where she died in 1947. John was fascinated by of the so-called Wild West since he had visited in London Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. His painting had since his arrival in New Mexico, the landscape, the Native Americans and still life as a subject, as opposed to the society portraits of his English years. John died in 1955 in Taos.

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

King Henry VI, Middle ages, fashion, Medieval, costumes, dresses, Henry Shaw, court, British, history

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

King Henry VI. 1421-1471 and his court.

Henry VI, (1421 – 1471) was the last king of England from the house Lancaster (from 1422 to 1461 and from 1470 to 1471). The house Lancaster is a side line of the House Plantagenet and an English royal dynasty. John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, the founder of the line, was the third son of King Edward III. from England.

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