ca. 1692 Elizabeth Percy, Duchess of Somerset with her son Algernon, by John Closterman (Petworth House and Park - Petworth, West Sussex UK)


Duchess Elizabeth posed in boudoir dress on several ocasions, but her poses in Parliament robes, something that can be worn in public. Her sleeves have lace engageantes with a part flaring back up toward her shoulder and another part flaring down toward her hand. Her under-skirt is adorned with several vertical bands of folded lace.

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