ca. 1618-1621 Elizabeth Cecil, Countess of Berkshire after Paulus van Somer the Elder (Kenwood House - London, UK)

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Edges fixed with Photoshop before the image was re-posted on 15 January 2015.

ca. 1618-1621 Elizabeth Cecil, Countess of Berkshire after Paulus van Somer the Elder (Kenwood House - London, UK)

Elizabeth Cecil is shown wearing a straight combed-back coiffure with something like a covered bun behind it, a style that is still in use. Beneath is a high neckline and ruff and, for the time, a remarkably featureless bodice.

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