|1505 Donors in Adoration|
It's easy to forget when talking about costume history that unlike England or France or Spain during this period, Italy was far from a unified country, and wouldn't be for a long time. One of the ways in which the divisions were expressed was in the variation in costume between the Italian states, and by contrast their intricately intertwined trade and politics and familial alliances expressed themselves by a relative similarity as well. Let's have some examples, shall we?
|1500 Miracle of the Cross by Bellini|
|1502-07 by Carpaccio|
|1500-05 Lady with a Lapdog by Costa|
|1488 by Costa|
|1505 Lady with a Unicorn by Sanzi|
|1505-10 Portrait of a Lady by Carota|
|1507 La Muta by Rafaello|
I'm feeling a project coming on. First though I need to finish the gray Elizabethan outfit.