Monday, October 12, 2015

17C Fashion - Conservative white ruffs on black gowns persevered into the 1600s


Ceremonial paintings of women often retained the conservative black & white depictions including the ruff in the 1600s. The ruff usually evolved into a more relaxed form as time passed.  Northern European women gave up their traditional black & white dress including ruffs more slowly. The standing ruff survived into the 1620's, but from 1615 to 1640 the falling ruff was more popular.

1602 Catalina de la Cerda, Duquesa de Lerma Fundacion Casa Ducal de Medinaceli, Spain



Giovanna Garzoni (Italian artist, 1600-1670) Marie Christine of France, Duchess of Savoy, wife of Duke Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, daughter of King Henry IV of France and Maria de' Medici

The ruff remained as a component of the ceremonial dress of city councillors in North German cities; of certain Lutheran clergy in Denmark, Norway, on the Faeroe Islands, in Iceland, & in Greenland.

Attributed to Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569-1622)



Michiel Jansz van Miereveldt (died 1641) Portrait of a Woman, 1628



Cornelis de Vos (Flemish Baroque painter, 1584-1651)



Cornelis de Vos (Flemish Baroque painter, 1584-1651) Two sisters



Cornelis de Vos (Flemish Baroque painter, 1584-1651)



1632 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) Portrait of a Woman, probably a Member of the Van Beresteyn Family



In style Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck (1606-1662) Lady with a Ruff



1642 Michael Conrad Hirt (1613–1671) Anna Rosina Tanck, Wife of the Mayor of Lübecker



Cornelius Johnson (Flemish-born English Baroque Era Painter, 1593-1661) Portrait of a Woman



Cornelius Johnson (Flemish-born English Baroque Era Painter, 1593-1661) Lady Hester Bowyer (d 1665)



1600s Cornelis de Vos (Flemish Baroque painter, 1584-1651) Antonia Canis



1603 Peter Paul Rubens (Belgian painter, 1577-1640) Lady with Rosary



1605 attr to Domenico Robusti, also known as Domenico Tintoretto, (Italian painter, 1560-1635 , Portrait of a Woman



1610 Unknown woman by Robert Peake the Elder (English painter, c 1551–1619)



1610 William Larkin (English painter, c 1580 – 1619) Mary Radcliffe m Sir John Gell of Hopton



1611 Agnes Fermor attr to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Flemish English painter, 1562–1635)



1634 Frans Hals (Netherlandish painter, 1580-1666) Malle Babbe



1640 Frans Hals (Netherlandish painter, 1580-1666) Woman wit a Fan



1661 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) Margaretha de Geer

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