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"Bringing in the May" a Medieval Bealtaine [Morgan Library Hours of Hnrey VIII/Anne de Bretagne f.3]

"Bringing in the May" a Medieval Bealtaine [Morgan Library Hours of Hnrey VIII/Anne de Bretagne

organisation et animation fete médiévale- reconstitution des vieux métiers médiévaux : Bernard Berthel orfèvre dans son atelier échoppe d' orfèvrerie

organisation et animation fete médiévale- reconstitution des vieux métiers médiévaux : Bernard Berthel orfèvre dans son atelier échoppe d' orfèvrerie

wedding anne of brittany with Charles VIII. https://hemmahoshilde.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/anne-of-brittany-wedding-with-charles-viii/  <-- You're welcome to read more about Anne of Brittany's wedding on my blog :).

Anne of Brittany – wedding with Charles VIII

wedding anne of brittany with Charles VIII. https://hemmahoshilde.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/anne-of-brittany-wedding-with-charles-viii/ <-- You're welcome to read more about Anne of Brittany's wedding on my blog :).

Anne de Bretagne arrivant à Saint-Malo | Flickr : partage de photos !

Anne de Bretagne arrivant à Saint-Malo | Flickr : partage de photos !

« Le Livre des faiz monseigneur saint Loys », composé à la requête du « cardinal de Bourbon » et de la « duchesse de Bourbonnois ». Date d'édition : 1401-1500

« Le Livre des faiz monseigneur saint Loys », composé à la requête du « cardinal de Bourbon » et de la « duchesse de Bourbonnois ». Date d'édition : 1401-1500

“Transition” gowns. They occupy a short period between the late 15th century Burgundian gowns with the deep V necks and wide belt, and the incoming 16th century Tudor fashions. Back of gown – appears to have gores for fullness – no waist seam or pleating at the waist like later versions. Worn here with Beggins (headress). Detail from a version of Roman de la Rose, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 195 pg 18 by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, French, late  15th century.

Transition gown – 1490-1500 upcoming project.

For quite a while, I’ve been contemplating “transition” gowns. They occupy a short period between the late century Burgundian gowns with the deep V necks and wide belt, and…

The meeting between Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany. gravure issue de l'ouvrage Histoire de France, par François GUIZOT, France, 1875.

Anne of Brittany – got an “offer” she couldn’t resist

The meeting between Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany. gravure issue de l'ouvrage Histoire de France, par François GUIZOT, France, 1875.

Le tombeau de François II, père d'Anne de Bretagne, sculpté par Michel Colombe. Une pure merveille à contempler dans la cathédrale.

Michel Colombe (sculptor) and Jehan Perréal (architect) - The tomb of Francis II located in the Cathedral of St. Peter in Nantes (France), 1502 -

detail from the Birth of John the Baptist, Meister 'G' of Turin-Milano prayer book, 1422-1424, France Museo Civico, Turin)

bentwood boxes, sleeveless Kirtle and additional seam at mid-shin. detail from the Birth of John the Baptist, Meister 'G' of Turin-Milano prayer book, France Museo Civico, Turin):

15th Century Flemish kirtle. A kirtle or under gown was a garment worn by men and women in the Middle Ages. The kirtle was typically worn over a chemise or smock and under the formal outer garment or gown.

A kirtle or under gown was a garment worn by men and women in the Middle Ages. The kirtle was typically worn over a chemise or smock and under the formal outer garment or gown.

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