1612 Anne of Denmark mourning the loss of her son Henry attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (National Portrait Gallery - London, UK)

Anne of Denmark wears a somber black mourning dress in this 1612 portrait.

Upgrade image posted 23 February 2015 from Wikimedia.

1612 Anne of Denmark mourning the loss of her son Henry attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (National Portrait Gallery - London, UK)

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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