Imatges de pÓgina
PDF
EPUB

It is so represented in the hands of Henri Siegneur de Metz, Marechal de France, in the church of Notre Dame de Chartres.

The female costume of this period was disfigured by a most extravagantly high and projecting horned head-dress, curious examples of which are to be seen in the royal MS. marked 15 D. 3, and in the effigy of Beatrice, Countess of Arundel, engraved in Stothard's 'Monumental Effigies.' The rest of the habit was rather graceful than otherwise; consisting, in general, of a long and full robe confined by a rich girdle, high in the neck, the waist moderately short, and the sleeves like those of the men, reach

ing almost to the ground, and escallopped at the edges.

A representation of Katharine, Queen of Eng land, exists in the carving of an oak chest in the Treasury of York Cathedral.

Isabelle of Bavaria, her mother, is engraved in Montfaucon, from a MS. in the French Royal Library, wearing the high, heart-shaped headdress, introduced into England in the reign of Henry VI., but, probably, worn earlier in France. There are several other portraits of her in the steeple head-dress, a still later fashion, contemporary in England with the reign of Edward IV.

[graphic][graphic][merged small][merged small][merged small]
« AnteriorContinua »