Research - 17th Century Dress
Extant garments, primary sources, painting, portraits, and more concerning all decades of the 17th century.
17th c. Jacobean-Baroque-Cavalier
17th c. - 1620s-1630s
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17th Century Fashion
Sternberg Palace (Prague): Around 1626, Pickenoy was the leading portrait painter in Amsterdam. His clients appreciated the flattering manner of his paintings, with which skin, fabrics and accessories were softly modelled in meticulous de3tail. The sitter holds magnificent gloves such as those traditionally given to a woman by her future husband as a wedding present. However, this young lady's costume, a black tabaard with an open skirt and red underskirt indicates that she is not yet marrie...
Kirsten Munk with Valdemar Christian about 1 year old , Anna Cathrine about 5 years old, Sophie Elisabeth about 4 years old and Leonora Christina about 2 years old. Despite the girls' young age they are dressed like little adults.
The artistic mastery of the great Pieter Claesz Soutman is fully on display in this highly significant Portrait of a Lady. The portrait brings together the intricate detail, compelling naturalism, and dynamic brushwork of Soutman’s celebrated oeuvre, clearly displaying why he is regarded among the most respected portraitists of the Dutch Golden Age ~ Oil on Panel, Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish ~ M.S. Rau Antiques
Johannes Cornelisz. Verspronck - Dutch Portriat of a Woman, 1641 Norton Simon Museum