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Trachtenbuch illustrations

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Trachtenbuch illustrations
  • Description

    Plate 145: A Neapolitan noblewoman; whole-length figure in profile to right; wearing a half-length cloak over a dress with patterned hem and a short veil attached to a headdress; holding a feather fan in her right hand; illustration to Hans Weigel's 'Habitus Praecipuorum Populorum ... das ist Trachtenbuch', 2nd ed., Ulm: Kühn for Görlin, 1639. 1577
    Woodcut and letterpress


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1577
    • 1639
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 231 millimetres
    • Width: 163 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Two lines of letterpress at upper centre: 'NOBILIS FOEMINA NEAPOLItana in Italia'
  • Curator's comments

    See Curatorial Comment for 1871,1209.3199.

  • Bibliography

    • Passavant IV.311.11 bibliographic details
    • Andresen IV.93 bibliographic details
  • Location

    German XVIc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Habitus Praecipuorum Populorum (Ulm 1639)
  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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