Late 14th century. Working man wearing a pourpoint over an undershirt with rolled sleeves. His blue joined hose are clearly held up by the points on his pourpoint. He also wears a small brimmed hat. Working woman wears patterned chemise or cote under her orange gown. She has pulled up the hem of her gown, exposing her striped skirt and decorated pouch. She is also wearing small black shoes, a scarf tucked into the neckline of her gown and a wrapped bonnet with stiffened brim.
detail from the birth of mary, Master of the Life of the Virgin, c. 1470, Germany (Alte Pinakothek, München)
Pieter Aertsen, Museo del Prado, Madrid.
Portrait of Mary of Burgundy. "Mary of Burgundy." Encyclopædia Britannica. July 20, 1998. Accessed March 21, 2017. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mary-duchess-of-Burgundy.