Duchess of Stargard (name unknown)

This image has been troublesome. First, it needed major cleanup and then it needed to be darkened to bring out detail. The original is here. The, who is the "Duchess of Stargard, the title given by the Bain Collection. The name Stargard applies to a number of places, but it is probably the title now held by Alice of Mecklenburg-Schwerin - "Duchess of Mecklenburg, Princess of Wenden, Schwerin and Ratzeburg, Countess of Schwerin, Lady of the Lands of Rostock and Stargard, Princess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz." If this is the princess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, then this is Elisabeth of Anhalt.

Duchess of Stargard (name unknown) mod LC Bain

The Duchess wears a dress with slight leg-o-mutton sleeves that appear to break just below the elbow in a burst of frills. Then she appears to wear gloves. Her dress may have a square neckline filled in to create a high neck in Renaissance style. Her dress also has a slightly downturned waistline and a slightly blouson bodice and a close skirt.

Keywords:  bouffant coiffure, bun, high enclosing neckline, partlet, square neckline, elbow length upper puffed tight sleeves, ruffles, belt, bows, natural waistline, close skirt, earrings


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