1572 Elizabeth miniature by Nicholas Hilliard (National Portrait Gallery, London)

This Hilliard miniature shows Queen Elizabeth of England wearing a dress with French sleeves à la Catherine de Medici.

French styles with big sleeve rolls and a high crescent neckline crossed the Channel. Her partlet is open in the center, like those of her French counterparts.

Keywords:  1572, Hilliard, Queen Elizabeth Tudor, Tudor family, English, Queen, straight coiffure , crescent neckline, partlet, ruff, French sleeves, brooch, jeweled headdress, carcanet necklace, draped necklace

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