The Corpus Pictorum or body of illustrations contains those period illustrations which show information relating to the clothing of the common people of England and Wales between 1558 and 1660. The corpus fills volumes 29, 30 and 31. Each image is classified as either Solid, No Later Than, Orphan, Circa or Maritime (see below) and the images are grouped firstly by those classifications and within those classifications are ordered chronologically. The Corpus Justified, volumes 27 and 28, explains why each illustration has been given the classification and corpus number it holds. Reasoned Rejects, volume 32, explains why certain images have been excluded from the corpus.
Another examination in the ‘Clothes of the Common People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England’. In this series of books reconstructions are made for a range of styles of each garment. The fabrics and materials closest to the originals still available have been used and all dyeing is with period dyestuffs using period methods, mostly at the reconstructed period dyehouse in the Green Valley.
For each reconstruction patterns are provided. A description of the fabrics used and photographs of the completed reconstructions are also included.
Illustrations: Line drawings
Product Dimensions: 21.0 x 14.6 x 0.03 cm
Resource: 2 Towers.