Museum Photos: 1660-80 pink stays (V&A museum)

1660-80 pink silk stays, Victoria & Albert museum. Photos taken in April 2003.

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O10446/stays-and-busk-unknown/

Place of origin: Holland (possibly, made)

Date: 1660-1680 (made)

Materials and Techniques: Watered silk, silk ribbon, linen, baleen, silk thread, hand sewn, hand embroidered

Museum number: T.14&A-1951

Freely available for download: Jutta Zander-Seidel’s book “Textiler Hausrat: Kleidung und Haustextilien in Nürnberg von 1500 – 1650”

zander textiler hausratThis is amazing news for everyone interested in historical 16th century German dress (and later). Jutta Zander-Seidel’s book Textiler Hausrat: Kleidung und Haustextilien in Nürnberg von 1500-1650, which was impossible to get hold of (believe me, I tried) was digitised by the Universitäts Bibliothek Heidelberg in June and uploaded to their ART-Dok server (Digital Repository Art History).

It is freely available for PDF download in two parts:

PDF, German (Teil 1 (bis Seite 251)) Download (93Mb) | Lizenz: Creative Commons LizenzvertragCreative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Deutschland

PDF, German (Teil 1 (ab Seite 252)) Download (70Mb) | Lizenz: Creative Commons LizenzvertragCreative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Deutschland

This is not the only publication to download. They have 21 by Jutta Zander-Seidel: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/artdok/view/schriftenreihen/sr-44.html

Take a look at their list in the ‘Decorative Arts‘ for example, or at the list of ‘Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum‘.

Museum Photos: 1673 embroidered wedding suit (V&A)

Photos taken on 18th April 2003 in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Wedding suit:

  • Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made)
  • Date: 1673 (made)
  • Materials and Techniques: Wool, embroidered with silver and silver-gilt thread and lined with red silk

Museum Photos: 1690-1700 ‘Lord Clapham’ doll (V&A)

Late 17th century fashionable dressed English doll, complete with accessories, informal and formal dress. Photos taken in April 2003 in the V&A museum.

Museum Photos: 1690-1700 ‘Lady Clapham’ doll (V&A)

Late 17th century fashionable dressed English doll, complete with accessories, informal and formal dress. Photos taken in April 2003 in the V&A museum.

Museum Photos: 1770-80 Robe a l’Anglaise (Kelvingrove)

18th century silk gown. Photos taken in April 2007 in the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow.

Museum Photos: 1665 doublet & trunk hose (National Museum of Scotland)

Doublet and trunk hose of silk and silver tissue, joined by hook and eye fastenings, worn by the 6th Duke of Lennox: English, c. 1665. Photos taken in January 2012 in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Flickr Museum Photos: c.1620s doublet (Landesmuseum Zürich)

I am using Flickr to upload photos taken in museums, with the aim to share these photos of (mainly) extant textiles and dress and make them available for research and study use. They are organised in albums by object and will be continually added to.

These were taken in June 2015 in the Landesmuseum Zürich, and are of a silk doublet from c.1620.