ca. 1638 Rachel de Ruvigny, Countess of Southampton as Fortune by Sir Anthonis van Dyck (Fitzwilliam Museum - University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK)

The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne Australia has a close copy - her sandal and toes do not show, covered by the hem of her dress.

Rachel de Ruvigny appears in a blaze of glory wearing a pale blue dress over a scoop neckline chemise in this 1638 van Dyck.

Keywords:  1638, van Dyck, Countess, British, curly coiffure, jeweled headdress, scoop décolletage, chemise, elbow length puffed sleeves, full skirt, necklace, earrings, shoes


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