[HNW] Smocks (Was Re: forepart)

Lynn Downward LDownward at chori.org
Wed Apr 7 12:15:36 PDT 2004

The first two are tiny and when I tried to enlarge it, the pixels just
blended together into nothing.

For the Digby and Tortora jpgs, delete the authors' names from the end of
the links and you'll find them. The Tortora illo in particular is beautiful.


On 4/7/04 11:53 AM, "Christina L Biles" <bilescl at okstate.edu> wrote:

> I said:
>>>>> Well, and I have a high necked Italian polychrome example too.
> Catherine said:
>>>> I had forgotten about this one, thanks!  If you can post references to
> help find pics of the Italian one I would appreciate it, Thanks!
> I reply:
> OK, I'd forgotten about this one, which I've never seen in color, but I'm
> told is color:
> http://members.cox.net/magdlena/shirt/gallery/sg_ItalianCamica_a.jpg
> Cunnington, 1st edition
> Digby identifies this as child's partlet/shirt front.  Looking at it in
> the V&A, I think it would have fit my neckline nicely.  (I'm only 5'
> though.) I have better pictures if you are desperate for a better look.
> http://members.cox.net/magdlena/shirt/gallery/sg_partletshirtDigby1.jpg
> Digby 
> This one is late 16th century, embroidered in lilac silk and gold
> embroidery on white linen, identified as most likely from Venice, and
> resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
> http://members.cox.net/magdlena/shirt/gallery/sg_tortorametmuseumsmock2.jpg
> http://members.cox.net/magdlena/shirt/images/TortoraMetMuseumSmock2.jpg
> Tortora 
> If you want monochrome in various colors, I have tons.  ;>  Polychrome is
> a little harder to come by, but not impossible.
> Cunnington, C. W., & Cunnington, P. (1951). The history of underclothes.
> London, M. Joseph.
> Digby, George Frederick Wingfield. (1963). Elizabethan embroidery. London:
> Faber and Faber.
> Tortora, Phyllis G. , Eubank, Keith .  (1998).  Survey of historic costume
> : a history of Western dress. 3rd ed. New York : Fairchild Publications.
> -Magdalena (who's been researching shirts for several years now.)
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