1575 Elizabeth (c.1525–1608), Countess of Shrewsbury by ? (Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre - Ingestre, Staffordshire UK)

The source image can be seen here; a vertical crack, presumably due to splitting of wood substrate, extending from top to bottom was repaired with Photoshop by gogm.

1575 Elizabeth (c.1525–1608), Countess of Shrewsbury by ? (Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre - Ingestre, Staffordshire UK) From www.pinterest.com:myladyswardrobe:1570s-and-1580s-english-portraits

Bess wears an under-dress adorned with numerous slashes under a simple black over-dress in this 1575 portrait.

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