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While looking for images for an utterly unrelated topic, I came across photos of that tomb that has been bugging me since 2008. (Illustrated in Polski Ubior as a sideless surcote and ruffled veil.)

It turns out it isn't Elizabeth of Brandenburg at all, but Anna CieszyƄska (ca. 1324-1367), but at least I had Legnica Cathedral as the correct location.


Here are some photos and drawings:

https://polskaniezwykla.pl/web/gallery/photo,277712.html

https://polskaniezwykla.pl/web/gallery/photo,277713.html (With information plaque)

A black-and-white photograph from above, by I. Panic http://www.cieszyn.pl/?p=categoriesShow&iCategory=226
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Really! It's at the Kurhaus Museum, by the sculptor Arnt van Tricht.
http://www.museumkurhaus.de/nl/sammlung_altekunst.html
Also in this book, and there's a fantastic colour photo in The Secret Middle Ages.
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The gorgeous V-necked gown worn by one of the mighty Livonian ladies, might be based on this Polish statue of Anna (?)

Polski Ubior suggests it's a surcote http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/polish_costume_polski_ubior15.htm (The book isn't much more helpful since my Polish is bad. A line drawing is here.)

Edit: According to this website abour Legnic Cathedral, she's Elizabeth of Brandenburg.

Here is a bad photo of the Anna statue, I don't quite see the surcote part happening.

Anyone know of any better photos? (I can't get the website of the cathedral she's from to load.)

Some generic medieval clothing.

Polish website of reconstructed dresses, including a fantastic-looking one from the Behem codex. She has other Polish gowns here, including a few I think [livejournal.com profile] luscious_purple had found in portraits.

Edit, again: The 1630 drawing of the battle of Legnica has at least one headless peasant wearing clothes.


Edit in 2013!: Correct identification of "Elizabeth of Brandenburg" is really Anna CieszyƄska. See: http://pearl.dreamwidth.org/466500.html
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The 17th century sketches are from the Mayerberg album. So, they're 1661-2.

It's useful they give a name, because previously it had just been described as 'a sketch' of these girls

Also, if you check out the picture of the unmarried Moscow woman, you can see the back of her headwear. And a peasant womans' possible wrap-skirt.
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I know I've mentioned the 19th century Vecellio images before, but I couldn't figure out if I'd ever linked to them, all at once.

From Costumes anciens et modernes : habiti antichi e moderni di tutto il mondo. (Paris : Firmin Didot, 1859-1860.) Vecellio, Cesare (ca. 1521-1601), author.
Plates from the New York Public Library

16th century Lithuanian woman
A Bride of Danzig
A 16th century Russian Matron
Lady from Moscow
Polish woman
A Bride of Northern Europe
Lapland or Gorland woman (It's a mystery bucket lady!)
A Woman in Scandinavian Dress
A Swedish Woman
Woman of Gotland
Christian woman of Arctic Norway
Woman of the Polar Regions
Young woman, Silesia, 16th century
Slavic Woman
Woman of Yugoslavia

A Man of Northern Europe.
A Polish Noble
A Merchant of Prussia
Man of Scriffinia, between Biarmia and Finmarck
There are more, but I only got to page 14 before I got bored. Sorry.

On another artist, Abraham de Bruyn (who had the pretty costume book with all of the Lithuanian women lined up) also drew some Poles and Lithuanians on horseback.
Diversarum gentium armatura equestris. Ubi fere Europae, Asiae atque Africae equitandi ratio propria ewpressa est., not too sure of the date.
http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/Notice.php?O=02000007

(I'm pretty sure it's before Vecellio though, notice the similarities between these two Russian soldiers?

The ultimate aim is to make a big chart with lots of interconnecting lines back to different sources of re-drawings. Oh, and see where the descriptions change between publications. (Not all of them, a lot of the non-Baltic ones are there because they're often glossed as Lithuanian, or for comparison.)

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