1605 Lady Arabella Stuart by Robert Peake (National Galleries of Scotland - Edinburgh, UK)

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1605 Lady Arabella Stuart by Robert Peake (National Galleries of Scotland - Edinburgh, UK) UPGRADE From artuk.org

Lady Arabella wears a circular neck ruff of plain material over a partlet that creates a vee neckline that is framed by a lace bertha. The lace is formed into equilateral triangles surrounding circular floral motifs that fill in much of the space, a sign that lacemaking has achieved a technical breakthrough. There is just a hint of a wheel fathingale visible at the bottom of the image. Save for the tabbed bodice junction, her dress has just simple long sleeves with cuffs without false or hanging sleeves.

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