On A Pedestal Podcast 7

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1. La Noblesse, Jacques Callot, 1624. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA, 1971.17.342. The Art Archive / Musée Historique Lorrain Nancy / Gianni Dagli Orti

2. Louis XIV, King of France, Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1701. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY

3. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, P90.201. Probably French, mid-17th century. This shoe was probably made in the middle of the 17th century for a boy. The stacked leather heel was painted red to convey the socio-political privilege and status of the wearer.

4. William II, Prince of Orange and Princess Henrietta Mary Stuart, daughter of Charles I of England by Anthony van Dyck, 1641. Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, SK-A-102

5. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, P93.62. English, late 17th or early 18th century. Mules, or backless shoes, were popular for men as a form of footwear worn around the house.

6. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, P91.80. Italian, 1580-1620. This pair of velvet covered chopines embellished with lace, ruching and tassels were clearly never intended to be worn as overshoes but instead were items of luxury in the wardrobe of an upper-class woman.