The Madeleine by May Ashe Robertson

Tapestry, Madeleine, May Ashe Robertson,
The Madeleine. Costume design by May Ashe Robertson

“The Madeleine.” By May Ashe Robertson.

From the Tapestry “The Apparition of Christ to the Madeleine” at the the Louvre, Paris. Drawn by May Ashe Robertson.  

Costume: Elizabethan era, Tudor era.

Source: International studio. No number issued for Feb. 1922

Note:  View of the Yuenfu Monastery near Foochow (now Fuzhou), China 1871.

The Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing Sixteenth-Century Dress by Ninya Mikhaila & Jane Malcolm-Davies.

A valuable sourcebook for costume designers, dressmakers and those involved in historical reenactments, this book contains all the information you need to create authentic clothes from the Tudor period.

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