Two Studies of Costume

Luca Carlevarijs1695/1714

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Two costume studies of a grey-white mantle embroidered in red and gold with a cross at the shoulder, suggesting a religious or military order such the Knights Templar. This work is part of an album of fifty-three sketches by Carlevarijs which includes figures he appears to have painted in the open air in preparation for insertion into formal compositions. A figure wearing this costume appears for example in two of Carlevarijs' paintings of the Piazetta in Venice, both now in private collections.

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  • Title: Two Studies of Costume
  • Creator: Carlevarijs, Luca
  • Date Created: 1695/1714
  • Location: Venice
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 14.6 cm approx., Width: 14.2 cm approx.
  • Provenance: Purchased from the funds of Captain H. B. Murray's bequest.
  • Medium: Oil on canvas