This is another well-known portrait of Katherine Parr wearing a gorgeous mid-century gown.
This is a superb image of an early, conical, Spanish farthingale gown. In the keywords, "farthingale" means this kind of, or "Spanish," farthingale.
This image is widely distributed and could be called an Internet
standard, but the description cited here, as well as Norris', don't
agree with this gold-hued bodice and skirt image. According to Ribeiro
and Cumming, The Visual History of Costume, p. 80 (1989), "This
full-length portrait reveals that a new silouette has evolved. The
triangular shape of the bodice is balanced by the inverted triangular
appearance of the lower lower part of the body, the stiff, smooth lines
of which are dictated by the recently introduced Spanish farthingale
worn beneath. Head-Lady Jane wears a French hood with elaborate upper
and nether billiments of gold and pearl with a crimped border. Body-The
low cut and slightly curved neckline of the silver brocade bodice
extends into a V-shape below the waist. The funnel-shaped sleeves,
attached to the bodice, are turned back to reveal the lining of lynx
fur, and undersleeves of crimson and gold brocade decorated with pearls
and gold braid. The undersleeve is cut with a deep, lower curve from
elbow to wrist, and the edge is caught together at intervals with
aiglettes. The embroidered chemise sleeve has been drawn through these
gaps, and is edged with a wrist frill. The silver brocade overskirt is
lined, like the sleeves with lynx fur; it is worn with a forepart to
match the undersleeves. Accessories- A necklace with pearl drops and a
large pendant hangs round the neck, and a narrowe jewelled
chindisappears into the bodice. From a jeweled girdle placed around the
lower edge of the bodice hangs a chain of antique cameos with a tassel
at the end."
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Oct 28, 2009 4:08 PM
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