1605-1610 Anne of Denmark by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Woburn Abbey - Woburn, Bedfordshire UK)

Anne of Denmark wears a wheel farthingale, but with narrow instead of puffed sleeves, in this portrait by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger.

This picture and the last show she liked big, but rather simple, coiffures. Compare these to Brigida Spinola Doria, Maria Serra Pallavicini, or Margaret of Savoy. The outer portion of her ruff is made of black gauzy material. She wears a modesty piece that creates a vee-shaped opening that still reveals her decolletage. Her gown is trimmed with pink lace, as in the last image, and also with a ruff with a wide outer band of black lace.  Her feather fan is conspicuous but makes a jarring contrast. Her pearl ropes are even more spectacular than in the last image. She wears tabbed rather than rolled sleeves and the sleeves are narrow rather than puffed.

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