Cosmè or Cosimo Tura (1430-1495; born & died in Ferrara) Ferrara Original photo by courtesy of jonfholl.

[Renaissance] Cosmè or Cosimo Tura born & died in Ferrara) Ferrara Original photo by courtesy of jonfholl.

Piero della Francesca, Madonna del Parto, It is believed that Piero completed this fresco in 1460 after the death of his mother, who herself was born in Monterchi. It depicts a pregnant Madonna.

Piero della Francesca ~ Madonna del Parto, It is believed that Piero completed this fresco in 1460 after the death of his mother, who herself was born in Monterchi. It depicts a pregnant Madonna.

Francesco del Cossa Der Herbst (Die Muse Polyhymnia) 1455-1460

Francesco del Cossa Der Herbst (Die Muse Polyhymnia)/ Polyhymnia was the Muse of sacred poetry, sacred hymn, dance, and eloquence as well as agriculture and pantomime.

middle 15th century (1455-1460)  Styria, Austria. Sankt Lorenzen ob Murau  altar paintings in the local church - Martyrdom of Saint Margaret

middle century Austria - Styria Sankt Lorenzen ob Murau altar paintings in the local church - Martyrdom of Saint Margaret

The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England.  detail

Reinette: Valois Princesses- The Marriage of Catherine of Valois and Henry V of England in

Le Roman de la Rose, par GUILLAUME DE LORRIS et JEAN DE MEUNG. Date d'édition : 1401-1500 Type : manuscrit

Le Roman de la Rose, par GUILLAUME DE LORRIS et JEAN DE MEUNG. Date d'édition : 1401-1500 Type : manuscrit

Robinet Testard, Paulina taillant un vêtement

A bit about medieval sewing -- the importance of this skill -- importance of work traditionally performed by women.

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