Sunday, October 16, 2016

Wandering Challenge research - Women on a Terrace by Alessandro Allori

As part of my research into the Wardrobe section of my Wandering challenge I came across this painting.

I love paintings like this because it provides those little details into peoples lives. This is a bit out of my time frame (I'm 1550's, this painting was completed in 1589) but I imagine not much probably changed during those years. The Medici coat of arms is featured so I'm guessing them to be Medici women however I'm not sure which. The washing line looks to hold some partlets, ties and housecaps. I think the cap in the top right corner has multiple ties, which I've seen in some portraits. There's even a woman washing her dog. Neat!

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