Dress Accessories

Saints, Sinners, and Sisters: Gender and Northern Art in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art

The images on this page include a mirror of some sort; I've included up to mid-17th century works, as there were some interesting mirrors and looking-glasses from that period.

Not only is it interesting to see how the mirror actually looked in each painting – what sort of frames and settings the glass is in – but the figures in the mirror’s reflection are also remarkable.

I have also included a few surviving mirrors, mirror frames, and mirror cases in this list as well.