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ValTarrant
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Weaving Picture

Postby ValTarrant » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:40 pm

Can anyone tell me anything about the picture of weaving on this Historic Enterprise page, please?

http://historicenterprises.biz/mens-fab ... 602b1b82c1

Thanks

Val Tarrant



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Karen Larsdatter
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Re: Weaving Picture

Postby Karen Larsdatter » Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:56 am

I'm pretty sure it's an illustration of Tanaquil (and her ladies) from a 15th century manuscript of De mulieribus claris.

You can find more links to Tanaquil illustrations at http://www.larsdatter.com/weaving.htm and http://www.larsdatter.com/spinning.htm too.



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Postby ValTarrant » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:50 am

Thank you Karen.

I did look at your site first but only the link to the Tanaquil picture with spinning now works. I tried searching the British Library but only one picture (spinning ) gets displayed.

I have emailed Historic Enterprises and hopefully they will be able to let me know.

Regards

Val

PS I can spend literally hours on your site looking at pictures. It's a wonderful resource!



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Postby Karen Larsdatter » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:49 am

ValTarrant wrote:I did look at your site first but only the link to the Tanaquil picture with spinning now works. I tried searching the British Library but only one picture (spinning ) gets displayed.

Bleargh. The British Library has been shifting their Images Online service all around. Why can't they just keep everything consistent?

But yeah, the Tanaquil in the BNF should be where it's been. For now, anyway. :roll:

ValTarrant wrote:I have emailed Historic Enterprises and hopefully they will be able to let me know.

Sounds good! I don't know the precise manuscript that illustration comes from (though I have seen it before, on a webpage attempting to use it to justify some sort of odd notion that it meant that all queens in the 15th century could be reasonably assumed to have excellent weaving skills). It's actually a 15th century illustration of a queen from Antiquity who's in a book as a role model for women in the 14th century.

ValTarrant wrote:PS I can spend literally hours on your site looking at pictures. It's a wonderful resource!

Please feel free to visit often! More new stuff gets added (and edited) all the time. (New page on brooms -- isn't that exciting?) :lol:




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