Elizabeth Vernon, Countess of Southampton attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Leeds Castle - Maidstone, Kent UK)

This portrait may date to the heyday of Elizabeth Vernon's service to Queen Elizabeth.

From mharrsch's photostream on flickr. Leeds Castle is not located in Leeds; it is a long way south of Leeds.

Elizabeth's dress has a neckline ruff, bertha, and rever panels framing her stomacher decorated with reticella lace. Her matching bodice and sleeves are decorated with pearls.

Keywords:  Gheeraerts - Marcus the Younger, Elizabeth Vernon, Vernon family, Wriothesley family, Lady-in-waiting, Countess, British, straight coiffure, framing headdress, square neckline, neckline ruff, lace, bertha, long tapered puffed sleeves, back-flared cuffs, revers, stomacher, girdle, vee waistline, wheel farthingale, necklace, earrings, jeweled bodice, jeweled sleeves

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