[HNW] Consulting the collective: coifs

Cassandra L. McCraw cmccraw at uark.edu
Tue Apr 14 07:38:56 PDT 2009


Yes, that is it! Isn't it lovely?

~Fionna

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From: h-needlework-bounces+cmccraw=uark.edu at lists.ansteorra.org [mailto:h-needlework-bounces+cmccraw=uark.edu at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Alexandria Doyle
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:36 AM
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Subject: Re: [HNW] Consulting the collective: coifs

speaking of caps... I was just checking out  the exhibit and there was
this one on the website...
<https://www.kimbellart.org/artandlove/womans_cap.asp>


alex
On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:28 AM, Cassandra L. McCraw <cmccraw at uark.edu> wrote:
> I'll bring my book from the recent Met exhibit on Love in the Italian
> Renaissance to the Elizabethan RUSH this weekend. It has a coif and a
> painting of a woman wearing a similar coif.
>
> I'm at work now and don't have any other details.
>
> By the way, I believe the exhibit is now in Texas - if it is near anyone on
> this list, I highly recommend it.
>
> ~Fionna
>
> http://www.librarything.com/catalog/cmccraw
>
> http://snailstichr.livejournal.com
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>
>
> From: h-needlework-bounces+cmccraw=uark.edu at lists.ansteorra.org
> [mailto:h-needlework-bounces+cmccraw=uark.edu at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf
> Of Catherine Kinsey
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 9:22 AM
> To: h-needlework at lists.ansteorra.org
> Subject: [HNW] Consulting the collective: coifs
>
>
>
> I've been digging through resources for over a year for extent examples of
> embroidered coifs and nightcaps from the 16/17C.  Found quite a few
> actually, both surviving pieces and examples in portraits (mostly
> nightcaps).  The vast majority of these, especially the surviving
> pieces, seem to be English.  I will be the first to admit that my language
> skills are weak however so I may not have really searched the European
> museum websites as thoroughly as I had hoped.  Does anyone know of any
> examples of an embroidered coif or nightcap, 16/17C era, in a European
> museum?  If so, could you please share a link :)??
>
>
>
> Interesting enough, while I can find quite a few portraits of gentlemen in
> the embroidered nightcaps, similar paintings of the embroidered coifs are
> harder to find.  There are a couple of english portraits where the sitter is
> wearing an embroidered jacket and sometimes an embroidered coif as well, and
> a lot of needlelace coifs in Dutch paintings, but still not a lot of coifs.
> Here are some of the best European examples, in paintings, that I have
> found:
>
>
>
> "Last Judgement", by Jacob de Backer, Belgium.  1580.  6 of the ladies
> kneeling on the right side panel could have blackworked coifs under their
> wired headresses.
>
> http://www.wga.hu/index1.html
>
>
>
> Portrait from the French school, c.1585.  Originally in the Weiss gallery,
> copy of pic in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 4
>
>
>
> "Girl chopping onions, Gerrit Dou, Dutch. 1646.
>
> http://www.artinthepicture.com/paintings/Gerrit_Dou/Girl-Chopping-Onions/
>
>
>
> The lace maker, Caspar Netscher, Dutch, 1662-4
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Netscher_Lacemaker.jpg
>
>
>
> So the fashion for embroidered coifs was not just in England, but where are
> the surviving European examples?  Anyone able to give me a clue?
>
>
>
> Thanks!
> Catherine
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