1580s late "Drewe" portrait attributed to George Gower (Philip Mould)

This, the "Drewe" portrait of Queen Elizabeth of England shows details of her dress, especially the puffed sleeves, in wonderful detail. Philip Mould's notes about the Drewe portrait are here.

The weight of her veil causes her ruff to be bent down behind her. Her ruff is studded with large pear drp pearls while her veil is edged with round and pear drop pearls. Her puffed false sleeves are embroidered with small pearls, This portrait is also a study in contemporary lace.

Keywords:  Gower, Queen Elizabeth Tudor, Tudor family, English, Queen, frizzy coiffure, high enclosing neckline, neck ruff, lace, veil, jeweled headdress, rolled sleeves, puffed cloth ornaments, full puffed sleeves, double cuffs, draped necklace, jeweled sleeves, jeweled skirt, jeweled bodice, girdle, vee waistline, farthingale


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