This wonderful watercolour sketch album of the Court livery (the distinctive costumes of the nobility) relates to the reigns of Counts Wilhelm IV and Albrecht V in 16th century Bavaria. The Duke Dress and Heraldry post from last year - featuring a related manuscript - gives a little more background.
'Hofkleiderbuch (Abbildung und Beschreibung der Hof-Livreen) des Herzogs Wilhelm IV. und Albrecht V. 1508-1551 - BSB Cgm 1951' is available at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. [click 'Miniaturansicht']
Fortunately, I happened to save and upload these images last month, but posts might be a little scarce for a while. It's not because of the silly season (so much, anyway) but because I have managed to max out the month's dsl load a.g.a.i.n. HD youtube has a lot to answer for. *sigh*
Update: Pants Optional. Ha!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Posted by peacay at 6:10 pm