HNW - Re: English smocking
rispoli at gte.net
Sat Jan 20 19:43:48 PST 2001
How about Albrecht Durer's 1498 self portrait that has a
band of smocking on the shirt's front.
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Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: HNW - Re: English smocking
> Take a very close look at the Mona Lisa. The top of her
> On Sat, 20 Jan 2001 17:56:32 -0500 Carol Thomas
<scbooks at neca.com>
> > >One technique that's particularly intriguing may
actually have a
> > >pre-1600 historical basis. (One of the perpetual SCA
> > >debates is "Is smocking period?" i.e. before 1600.)
> > There is a 15th c. portrait of the virgin which has
gussets in the
> > sides of
> > her dress, and the tops of the gussets are honeycomb
> > Sorry, I do
> > not have the reference. Someone on the garb list might
> > Carllein
> > Small Churl Books catalog:
> > Last updated: Nov. 2000
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