16th century

Attention Elizabethan Costume Geeks

If you’re like me, you’ve spent far too much time trying to find a high res version of the famous painting Fete at Bermondsey. Well, Maggie of Elizabethan.org has heard our prayers and uploaded a super high res version to Wikimedia Commons. Yes, this is worthy of its own post! So which costumes are intriguing YOU the most? I am loving the lady on horseback (far-ish left) in black with peach (or are they white?) sleeves.

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  • Reply maeko-nohara June 17, 2008 at 11:06 pm


    Hmmm… Either the goldish one with yellow petticoat to the far left, or the (pinkish? goldish? What is that?) one with plain blue petticoat nearby, or the salmon pink one with patterned blue petticoat next to that. Ommph, I like a lot of them. It’s so cool that you found this! :)

  • Reply akasha-zuul June 18, 2008 at 1:30 am

    They’re wearing tiny hats! That’s the first thing that catches my attention.

    The second? Oh god that’s a lot of roofing work that needs doing on those vintage houses.

  • Reply Kendra June 18, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Akasha – and that, Jen, is why I love you!

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