isabelle of france


French history + Princesses 


Some favourite artistic representations of fifteenth century dresses. Bit of a mixed bag, though mostly Burgundian/French influenced, but with a bit of Italian in the second last. Yes I know portraits aren’t always faithful resources but this is just so I can fangirl.

(Ladies- Isabel of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy; Anne of Burgundy, Duchess of Bedford; Margaret of Burgundy, Dauphine of France; Arolfini’s wife from the Arnolfini portrait by Jan van Eyck; Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scots; Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy; lady from the Visitation by Ghirlandaio, often identified as Giovanna degli Albizzi; and from the end of the century Anne de Beaujeu, or Anne of France, daughter of Louis XI)