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    • Les Tres Riches Houres du Duc de Berry

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    • The lady in pink and the lady in red and black are in classic houppelandes. Turned-back cuffs reveal elegant fur and brocade linings. The blue brocade houppelande has a modified neckline and funnel-shaped sleeves slashed open to the shoulders. The...
    • Arnolfini wedding

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    • A green velvet houppelande lined in fur. Sleeves are elaborately treated in a form of smocking. The goffered headdress is made of fine line shaped into small points
    • Portinari Altarpiece

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    • The kneeling figure is in the modified court houppelande. A low and very open V-shaped neckline has a collar faced in fur. Sleeves are long and tight, ending in a funnel shape over hands
    • Crucifixion

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    • Detail. A houppelande, journade, and long and open cape. Typical of the period, the baldricks are trimmed with large balls (Waldeck Church, near Kassel)
    • Presentation at the temple

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    • Detail. A classic version of the Italian houppelande. Sleeves are lined in fur and dagged. Notice the strong horizontals in the architecture, which will shortly have an effect on dress
    • Judgement of Paris

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    • Detail. This shorter houppelande is the transition into the next period. The line of the dress is less elongated, and the decoration stresses horizontal lines
    • Il Gioco della Palme

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    • The full effect of the Early Renaissance dress and hairstyle. The hanging sleeves of the houppelande are made of ribbons of self-fabric with cut and dagged edges (fresco detail; Unknown disciple of Pisanello)
    • Heraldic frieze

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    • The surcote and houppelande side by side. Contemporary laws against vanity and luxury prohibited sleeves more than 3 yards wide and skirts with a hem circumference fuller than 7 1/2 yards (fresco detail; Castello della Mantua; Giacomo Jacquerio and...
    • Jewish wedding

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    • The slashed sleeves of the groom's jerkin are unusually draped. A typical period detail, the garter is on one calf of the parti-colored stockings. One guest is in a short blue jerkin with quartered stockings and a very large bag hat. Notice the...

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