HNW - h-needlework V1 #403

Mike Newell 72123.411 at
Wed Jul 28 08:39:01 PDT 1999

Dear Kayta-

First of all, thank you for reminding the Listers that Mr. Holbein was not
English -- he just painted there! <G>

< The bestexample of this is in an eariler Holbein painting of Jacob
Meyer's second wife Dorothea Kannengiesser (she also appears in front of
his first wife in the painting with daughter Anna in it).  The smocking on
her shirt is spectacular.>

Indeed it is. (I once  toyed with the idea of  making that outfit). I have
seen far more smocking on people portrayed in Germanic and Eastern European
clothing than English or French.

- --Kathryn
SCA: Kathryn Goodwyn
"too many centuries...too little time"

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