Monday, December 15, 2008



16th century period costumes

Hofkleiderbuch b

Hofkleiderbuch c

Hofkleiderbuch d

Hofkleiderbuch e

Hofkleiderbuch f

Hofkleiderbuch g

Hofkleiderbuch h

costumes of the nobility in Bavaria

16th century German costumes

court costumes of 16th century Bavaria

Hofkleiderbuch l

Hofkleiderbuch m

Hofkleiderbuch n

Hofkleiderbuch o

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!

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