Merchants, princes and painters : silk fabrics in Italian and northern paintings, 1300-1550 /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Monnas, Lisa.
Format: Book
Imprint: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, [2008]
Online Access:Table of contents only
Table of Contents:
  • Who wore silk? the price of silk fabrics, artists' clothing and studio props
  • Painters and the design of woven silks
  • Cloth of gold in fourteenth-century Sienese and Florentine paintings
  • Painting velvet in Italy and the Netherlands during the first half of the fifteenth century
  • The transmission of textile designs in fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century Netherlandish paintings
  • Decorative silks in fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century Italian paintings
  • Textiles in portraits in Venice, Florence, and England
  • Convention or reality? reading textiles in paintings
  • A life of their own: the longevity and changing use of silk fabrics
  • Nineteenth-century English textiles and wallpapers designed after fabrics shown in medieval and Renaissance paintings
  • Appendices. Looms, textile types and historic terminology (includes glossaries of weaving, dress and painting terms, measurements and money) ; Letter of William Makefyrr, 1506 ; Vestments woven with Christ and St. Thomas in Rome and Florence ; Copes with named benefactors with dates attached, extracted from the ninety-one copes in the inventory of St. Paul's Cathedral, London ; The terms paonazzo and morello ; Letter concerning an order of clothing for the Contessa de Melzo, 1475 ; Carpets at the early Tudor court ; Abridged genealogy of the Medici family
  • Tables. Selvedge colours on Italian silk fabrics, 1376-1466 ; Loom widths of Italian silks, thirteenth-sixteenth centuries ; Weaving prices specified by the Florentine silk guild, 1429 ; Prices of silk and wool from a wardrobe account of Edward IV, 1480 ; Prices of silk purchased for the great wardrobe of Henry VIII, 1533-1534 ; Textiles and clothing given to Dürer, purchased by him or given by him, on his journey to the Netherlands, 1520-1521 ; Neri di Bicci's Ricordanze: purchases of cloth, December 1453-January 1461 ; Extracts from the coronation account of Edward VI, 1547.