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  • Melissa
    1 more question. What do any of you think this veil is made out of? http://www.virtue.to/articles/images/1400s_veilbead2.jpg ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 17, 2004
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      1 more question.
      What do any of you think this veil is made out of?
      http://www.virtue.to/articles/images/1400s_veilbead2.jpg

      --- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, Hope Greenberg
      <hope.greenberg@u...> wrote:
      > Cynthia said:
      > <> >http://www.kfki.hu/%
      7Earthp/art/m/memling/1early3/02last41.jpg
      > >http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/sca/15th/
      > >I LOVE that one! I hadn't seen it before.
      >
      > I didn't provide much information with this image so here's some
      more to
      > put it in context. I love how cosmopolitan and mobile this couple
      is!
      > It's especially interesting to wonder how her clothing reflects
      > Florentine, Bruges, and perhaps London fashion, as filtered through
      > Memling's ideas. I've never found out whether she actually went
      with her
      > husband to London.
      >
      > From:
      > http://www.philipresheph.com/a424/gallery/flemish/flemish2.htm
      > The work was commissioned by Angelo di Jacopo Tani, the Florentine
      > manager of the Medici bank in London, for the altar of his newly
      founded
      > Chapel of St Michael in Cosimo de'Medici's church of the Badia
      Fiesolana.
      > The commission coincided with Tani's wedding in 1466 to Caterina
      > Tanagli, with whom he is portrayed on the closed wings. Their
      > escutcheons are mounted on the polygonal base of the niches.
      > St Michael appears as the saint to whom the chapel was dedicated.
      Taken
      > together, the grisailles depict the victory of St Michael over
      Satan,
      > who was threatening the Virgin and Christ Child.
      > The painting was completed before the birth of the couple's first
      > daughter in 1471, and was dispatched to the port of Pisa from
      > Southampton in 1473. The ship was intercepted by a Polish warship
      > operating on behalf of the Hanseatic League and the painting was
      taken
      > to Danzig (Gdansk), where it was to remain.
      >
      >
      > From:
      > http://gallery.euroweb.hu/html/m/memling/1early3/02last4.html
      > The closed altarpiece shows the donor and his wife kneeling in
      prayer,
      > each before a niche containing respectively a statue of the Virgin
      and
      > Child and St Michael battling with demons. Their escutcheons are
      mounted
      > on the polygonal base of the niches. These were identified as
      belonging
      > to the Florentines Angelo di Jacopo Tani (1415-1492) and Caterina
      di
      > Francesco Tanagli (1446-1492). Tani was an agent of the Medici bank
      in
      > Bruges in 1450, before becoming its manager in 1455. He was ousted
      by
      > Tommaso Portinari in 1465. Tani married in Florence in 1466, and
      his
      > wife bore a daughter (one of several) on 8 June 1471. He drew up
      his
      > will on 12 December 1467, the same month as he was sent back north
      to
      > save the London branch from bankruptcy. The holy figures
      represented
      > here evidently relate first and foremost to the devotion of the
      donors.
      > The coats-of-arms were originally reversed - in other words, the
      man's
      > arms appeared in the woman's panel, and vice versa.
      >
      > Before departing for London in December 1467, Tani founded a chapel
      > dedicated to St Michael at his employer's church in Fiesole and
      drew up
      > his will. He probably also made funeral arrangements in the
      customary
      > manner. He will then have required an altarpiece, which he ordered
      from
      > Memling some time after the end of 1467 during his stay in the
      north.
      > The painting was, therefore, largely executed during his stay in
      London
      > between 1467 and 1469, from where he could monitor its progress.
      The
      > iconography of the altarpiece is clarified by its destination. St
      > Michael has been selected here first and foremost as the saint to
      whom
      > the chapel was dedicated, and only in the second place as Tani's
      patron.
      > This also explains the absence of the woman's patron. Taken
      together,
      > the grisailles depict the victory of St Michael over Satan, who was
      > threatening the Virgin and Christ Child.
    • J. May
      My first inkling is fine linen. Samia ... 1 more question. What do any of you think this veil is made out of?
      Message 2 of 3 , Sep 17, 2004
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        My first inkling is fine linen.

        Samia

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        1 more question.
        What do any of you think this veil is made out of?
        http://www.virtue.to/articles/images/1400s_veilbead2.jpg
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