English court lady. 14th century. Reign of King Edward III.
The lady wears a long-sleeved, very form-fitting undergarment, the Cotehardie (by the church very much discussed fashion of that time), or Eight-Gore Dress. Furthermore the Surcot, which was fastened with ribbons at the shoulder level.
Source: Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1831-1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.
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