Re: Pictures of hose
In addition to everybody else's excellent suggestions.
This site, http://site.voila.fr/costumesXV (click on Chausses), has good pictures of hose. They are redraws, but very good ones -- you can recognize the original and they've been accurate. It's in French and I have no idea how good or bad the text is.
Medieval Tailor's Assistant is good for 15th century men's clothes, please ignore everything she says about 15th C womens' clothes. (Ok, ok! _Almost_ everything. ;) ) One of the illustrations in this book is reproduction of the original of Ill. 17 from the above site (hose inside-out).
Memling's St. John altarpiece has another man standing with his back towards viewers, but Memling didn't paint any seams on his hose: http://gallery.euroweb.hu/art/m/memling/2middle2/13john15.jpg
Memling's Martyrdom St. Sebastian 1470 is also too dark to see the seams. Maybe there's a better repro out there somewhere? http://gallery.euroweb.hu/art/m/memling/2middle1/07noseba.jpg
Dieric Bouts The Execution of the Innocent Count c. 1460, the executioner has particolored hose: http://gallery.euroweb.hu/art/b/bouts/dirk_e/altar/3empero.jpg
Hieronymous Bosh, The Cure of Folly 1475-80 shows a man in his under jacket and hose partially unlaced: http://gallery.euroweb.hu/art/b/bosch/painting/stone.jpg
Maybe looking at Bruegel paintings would help? Peasants didn't tend wear the latest fashions.
For example The Land of Cockayne 1567 by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder: http://gallery.euroweb.hu/art/b/bruegel/pieter_e/painting/cockayne.jpg
and Peasant wedding c. 1568 by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder:
have some details that might be helpful.
I hope this helps some,
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- Thanks to everyone for their excellent contributions to my "hosen"
picture library. I'd already found alot of what you sent, but some I
had either never seen before or had forgotten where I'd seen them.
So thanks all!
One question I was trying to answer was the source for sketches of
hosen on The Compagnie of Saynte George's site and in their
handbook. These sketches greatly resemble Figure 12 on the page
Anneke forwarded (http://site.voila.fr/costumesXV (click on
Chausses)). Does anyone know the source for the picture of the hip-
hugger hose shown there? I have found other pictures of low-slung
hosen, but none of hosen with that curious diagonal seam on the
back. Anyone know the name of the original picture?