1578 Mary Stuart after Nicholas Hilliard (National Portrait Gallery, London, UK)

Mary Stuart wears a black dress with neckline and outer ruffs in this portrait after Nicholas Hilliard. Nicholas Hilliard was a goldsmith and miniaturist from England. His Wikipedia article is here.

Upgrade image posted 27 November 2015 from booknerds.club/philippa-gregory-ile-ingiliz-satolarina-dogru/; spots and cracked paint flaws removed with Photoshop and shadows filled in to make legend in the upper left corner more visible.

1578 Mary Stuart after Nicholas Hilliard (National Portrait Gallery, London, UK) UPGRADE From booknerds.club:philippa-gregory-ile-ingiliz-satolarina-dogru:

The partlet covers the entire upper bodice above the yoke with only residual straps to remind the viewer of a square neckline. This also shows how a veil-outer ruff were attahed to the bodice.

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