HNW - Beading,Smocking in German painting

Dick Eney dickeney at access.digex.net
Tue Oct 21 21:10:40 PDT 1997


On Tue, 21 Oct 1997, Mike Newell wrote:
> German art is one of the few places I've seen smocking used on chemises or
> shirt fronts. There is a portrait of Durer showing a shirt front that is
> quite defintely smocked and only in the front -- his doublet has slipped
> and you can see that it stops where it doesn't have to impress anyone <g>.

Katherine,
Is that portrait in a generally available book?  The several portraits of
Durer I've seen show him in shirts that are gathered but not noticeably
smocked.

=Tamar

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