17th century embroidered jacket and painting. Victoria & Albert Museum, May 2003.This is the earliest known example of a textile shown in a painting where both the painting and the textile still exist. It slightly post-dates the Elizabethan period – the jacket was made in 1610 and altered in 1620. The sitter is Margaret Laton and the painting is attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger.
Bodice quilted in trapunto style in allover vine and flower design. V-shaped section in front, decorated with fleur-de-lys with pointed vines. Border around neck and sleeves. Fastens at back. This child's bodice is medium: linen technique: trapunto quilting on plain weave. This child's bodice is dated early 17th century.