Court messenger and peasant costumes, 15th century.

Court messenger, peasant costumes. 15th century fashion. Medieval gothic, burgundy fashion history.

Court messenger and peasant 1460 – 1500

Court messenger and peasant costumes, 1460 – 1500.

Medieval gothic, burgundy fashion history.

Costume of a court messenger, towards the end of the 15th century, from a painting, which are “the most remarkable events in the life of St. Sigismund in 16 departments” and is provided with the year 1497. It is kept in the lower sacristy of the cathedral at Freising.

As court messenger this figure is drawn particularly by the clasp on the chest, with the sign of the authority concerned and by the spear in his hand.

The second figure is illustrative of a painting of the Upper Bavarian school in the Bavarian National Museum, the crucifixion of Christ. In the figure-rich environment of the painting, the artist has depicted personalities of his time from a variety of stalls, under which the present figure, a bedraggled man in peasant costume, in the middle of the image, listless passing by the crucifixion.The artist probably wanted implying that Christ suffered for all mankind.

Source: Costumes, art and utensils from the early Middle Ages until the end of the eighteenth century, after simultaneous originals of Dr. J. H. Hefner-Alteneck. Publisher of Heinrich Keller. Frankfurt a. M. 1879-1889.

Associated to:
15th century fashion history.

  1. Costumes and Fashion during the 15th century.
  2. Fashion under the Reigns of Louis XI., 1461 to 1515.
  3. German women`s costume history, 15th century.
  4. French fashion of the Renaissance from 1461 to 1574
  5. Italian 14th, 15th century fashion history.
  6. The Hennin. Headdresses history, 15th century.
  7. The Reticulated Headdress. Headdresses history, 15th century.
  8. King Henry VI. and his court. The good duke Humphrey.
  9. Historia Scholastica. Medieval room interior, 15th century.
  10. Margaret of Anjou Queen of Henry VI. and her court.
  11. The Limerick Mitre. Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages.
  12. The Romance of the Rose. The Art of courtly love.
  13. The Lady of Tournament delivering the Price.
  14. The lady of the castle. Medieval etiquette.
  15. Italian 14th, 15th century fashion history.
Note:  Women and children costume from 1470.

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