Sunday, 21 June 2009

V&A Postcards

This is a man's theatrical costume - Gorgeous! -
(gold embroidery on velvet)
I think it could be worn now -
It's Italian and dated 1740-60.

This is an extended fan leaf with a view of the interior of a shop selling export wares.
It's possibly Dutch and dated 1680-1700

The costume and 'fan leaf' is at the Brit.Library's current Henry VIII exhibition.
These postcards are from exibits normally at the V&A.

1 comment:

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

This is really impressive Shirley, but the darling on the sidebar is beautiful! How blessed you are.