Anne of Denmark wears a somber black mourning dress in this 1612 portrait.
She wears a black modesty piece and her ruff has silvery bands on it. This isn't her mother's ruff - it appears to be free standing unlike 16th century ruffs that emerged from the neckline or partlet. She wears a mourner's attifet on her coiffure that extends down her shoulder.
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Nov 5, 2009 4:58 PM
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