From the 1470s, this is the earliest image of a farthingale. This image is an excerpt from Pedro Garcia de Benabarre's The Banquet of Herod.
This is an important image from the viewpoint of fashion history because it is an early example of making a skirt fuller by using mechanical supports. According to Wikipedia, "The Spanish farthingale was a hoop skirt. Originally stiffened with the subtropical giant reed, later designs were stiffened with osiers (willow cuttings), rope, or (from about 1580) whalebone. The name comes from Spanish verdugo 'green wood', because the dying stems of giant reed are rigid." A variety of supports have been used and, with plastic hoops for full-skirted evening gowns, supports remain in use today. However, the ultimate skirt support came in the 1850s with the availability of strong yet light steel - the cage crinoline.
The farthingale was devised in Spain around 1470 and remained in general use until around 1620 (later in Spain and Portugal), the date at which this collection of images ends.