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Late 14th century. Working man wearing a pourpoint over an undershirt with rolled sleeves. His blue joined hose are clearly held up by the points on his pourpoint. He also wears a small brimmed hat. Working woman wears patterned chemise or cote under her orange gown. She has pulled up the hem of  her gown, exposing her striped skirt and decorated pouch. She is also wearing small black shoes, a scarf tucked into the neckline of her gown and a wrapped bonnet with stiffened brim.

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Cappella del castello di Poppi. Pareti affrescate con "Storie del Vangelo" da Taddeo Gaddi (1300-1366), allievo di Giotto, tra il 1330 ed il 1336.

Frescoed walls with "Stories of the Gospel" by Taddeo Gaddi a pupil of Giotto, between 1330 and Copyright: ANDREA CARLONI

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Artist: Giacomo Jaquerio From: Abbazia di Sant'Antonio di Ranverso, Buttigliera Alta, Italy Dating: Men's undies, stockings or boot liners held up with toggle and loop.

15th century (ca. 1440) Northern France - Rouen  British Library  Royal 16 G V: Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées (De Mulieribus claris) by Giovanni Boccaccio; illuminated by the Talbot Master  fol. 59v - Pamphile collecting and weaving silk  http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/record.asp?MSID=8359=16=160705  Lovely dress; but wow, my eyes hurt.

Northern France - Rouen British Library Royal 16 G V: Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées (De Mulieribus claris) by Giovanni Boccaccio; illuminated by the Talbot Master fol. - Pamphile collecting and weaving silk

BNF Français 264 - Ab Urbe Condita, f. 229v  1400-1425

Manuscript, French Held at Bibliothèque Nationale de France, website: www.fr Links to Medieval Maunuscripts site, good provenance.

St Elizabeth of Hungary fresco in the Chiesa di S. Pietro ad Alba Fucens, c. 1350; Abruzzo, Italy

St Elizabeth of Hungary fresco in the Chiesa di S. Pietro ad Alba Fucens, c. 1350; Abruzzo, Italy

Jourdain de Blaye, Padua, 1400. More information on this tapestry can be found here: http://padovacultura.padovanet.it/it/musei/l%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%99incontro-di-fromont-e-gerart-e-il-suo-restauro

A Commonplace Book: Aristocratic Dress, c. 1400 Tapestry of Jourdain de Blaye in Padua

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