Posts tagged hood
Posts tagged hood
Czech, signed and dated AD 1643
Love that hood! (And muff and cute shoes peeking out)
The Fortune Teller, after Matthew William Peters, 1786. Via Donald Heald.
Wow. This is one of the best 18th Century images I have ever seen. There is so much incredible detail!
On the fortune teller: No cap, hair covered by only a cloth. An elaborately trimmed but well-worn black silk-covered hat. Her cloak hood falling open so we can see the inside, especially the neckline, and that it is trimmed ‘round the face. The hem of her cloak is left raw and is unravelling and there might be a tear.
The fortune tellee (not a word…): A magnificent hat with some pretty glorious feathers- love that they are grey! The curls around her face actually look a bit like bangs which are very rare. A profusion of lace and ribbon around her neckline. A long sleeved gown or jacket (stripes!) ending in a simple white flounce.
I’m officially in love!
Portrait of a Woman with a Winged Bonnet, by Rogier van der Weyden, ca. 1430
What I find most fascinating about this is the pin in her bonnet. It is such a casual addition, but it humanizes her in the most amazing way!
This is very awesome, indeed!
Portrait of Agnes Geddes, by Andrew Geddes, 1822. British Museum.
Mary, Lady Guildford
Hans Holbein the Younger the Younger
Saint Louis Art Museum
Madeleine of Burgundy Presented by Saint Mary Magdalene ~ Jean Hey, known as the Master of Moulins, c.1490
What an unusual and fabulous headdress! Perfect for bad hair days :)
From the seller:
A very hard to come by original circa 1840’s lady’s deep green lustring silk hood with a pink silk lining that is hand quilted in a diamond pattern along the turned edge, with long graceful lappets, pleated ruffles to the crown, piped edges, and a deep neck curtain. Wadded in cotton. Recently de-acessioned from a New York State museum costume collection with its museum accession numbered tag attached inside. As shown, 10” deep and 18” tall. In presentable as found condition, with some spots to the lining, some soiling to the turned brim, scattered surface wear, and minor fray to the edges, along with some small light spotting, most at the top. All is reflected in the reserve price for this rare mid 19th century quilted hood.
Page from 1940 Sears Christmas Catalogue