On A Pedestal Podcast 8



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The Shoemaker, plate 4 from The Trades, Abraham Bosse, 1632–35. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, P79.588.

This pair of slap-sole shoes is very similar to the pair being sold to the women in Bosse’s print. Possibly Italian, c. 1630-40. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA USA, 44.506a-b. Photograph © 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Women’s high heels, probably English, 1670s. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, P99.16.

Mid-17th Century slap-sole shoes, probably Italian, mid-17th century. Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, P88.43.


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