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Title :

Fit for a king : figured silks shown in the Wilton diptych

Author :
MONNAS, Lisa ;
Conference :
Regal image of Richard II and the Wilton diptych; London; H. Miller ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Considers whether the patterns shown on the robes depicted in the Wilton Diptych (London, National Gallery), were based upon real textiles or invented to suit the iconography of the painting. Discusses the textiles shown in relation to the embroidered and woven silks which are documented as worn by Richard II in his Great Wardrobe Accounts. Most of the silk cloths would have been imported from Italy. Although Richard was following contemporary usage in blazoning his coat of arms and personal devices upon his dress and furnishings, his unusual action of employing his own cloth of gold weaver from Lucca (before 1393), shows the level of royal concern for control of his public image. ;
Pagination/Size :
11 ; pl. 2, 11, 23; 15 ill. (3 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Blason ; Costume ; Devise ; Diptyque Wilton ; Grande-Bretagne ; Importation ; Italie ; London (GBR), National Gallery ; Peinture ; Représentation ; Richard II, roi d'Angleterre, 1367-1400 ; Soie ; 1300-1400 ;
Descriptors :
Coats of arms ; Costume ; Devices ; Great Britain ; Importation ; Italy ; London (GBR), National Gallery ; Painting ; Representation ; Richard II, king of England, 1367-1400 ; Silk ; Wilton Diptych ; 1300-1400 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24998244 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 1872501729 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;